We report on a mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth followed by subsequent cases in the neonatal intensive care unit. Molecular analysis of isolates showed production of KPC-3 enzyme. The only potential risk factor identified for the mother was previous activity as a caregiver. Present findings suggest consideration of proactive surveillance in pregnant women with risk factors for colonization.

Bonfanti, P., Bellu, R., Principe, L., Caramma, I., Condo, M., Giani, T., et al. (2017). Mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth. THE PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, 36(2), 228-229 [10.1097/INF.0000000000001403].

Mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth

Bonfanti P.
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2017

Abstract

We report on a mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth followed by subsequent cases in the neonatal intensive care unit. Molecular analysis of isolates showed production of KPC-3 enzyme. The only potential risk factor identified for the mother was previous activity as a caregiver. Present findings suggest consideration of proactive surveillance in pregnant women with risk factors for colonization.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Carbapenemases; Extremely low birth weight; Intensive care unit; Newborns; Surveillance
English
2017
36
2
228
229
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Bonfanti, P., Bellu, R., Principe, L., Caramma, I., Condo, M., Giani, T., et al. (2017). Mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth. THE PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, 36(2), 228-229 [10.1097/INF.0000000000001403].
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