Prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in Belarus and their competitive ability

Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2017; 19(2):139-144

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Susceptibility to antibiotics was determined for 208 hospital isolates from 4 regions of Belarus. The broad abundance of resistance to carbapenems was shown. The genes of carbapenemases blaNDM, blaOXA-48 and blaKPC were detected in 55 strains from 12 multifield hospitals in 4 cities. The reduced velocity of exponential growth and low competitive ability were revealed in carbapenemase-producing isolates in comparison to drug susceptible strains of K. pneumoniae.

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