1 July 1996

Transferable cefoxitin resistance in enterobacteria from Greek hospitals and characterization of a plasmid-mediated group 1 beta-lactamase (LAT-2)

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Cefoxitin resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae from Escherichia coli strains isolated in Greek hospitals was found to be due to the acquisition of similar plasmids coding for group 1 beta-lactamases. The plasmids were not self-transferable but were mobilized by conjugative plasmids. These elements have also been spread to Enterobacter aerogenes. The most common enzyme was a Citrobacter freundii-derived cephalosporinase (LAT-2) which differed from LAT-1 by three amino acids.

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cover image Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume 40Number 7July 1996
Pages: 1736 - 1740
PubMed: 8807075

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Published online: 1 July 1996

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M Gazouli
Department of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
L S Tzouvelekis
Department of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
E Prinarakis
Department of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
V Miriagou
Department of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.
E Tzelepi
Department of Bacteriology, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens, Greece.

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