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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 365-368
Bioline Code: mb08111
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 365-368

 en Molecular characterization of nosocomial CTX-M type β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae check for this species in other resources from a tertiary care hospital in south India
Jemima, SA & Verghese, S

Abstract

CTX-M group of extended spectrum β lactamases (ESBLs) represents a rapidly emerging problem in many countries. The prevalence of nosocomial bla CTX-M-1 producing Enterobacteriaceae check for this species in other resources strains has not been reported earlier in Indian hospitals. This study describes molecular subtyping of nosocomial bla CTX-M producing strains of Enterobacteriaceae . Polymerase chain reaction with primers specific for bla CTX-M-1 coding genes was used to identify 95 Enterobacteriaceae strains producing bla CTX-M positive isolates. Of the 95 bla CTX-M producing isolates, 45 strains were positive for bla CTX-M-1 . bla CTX-M-1 was found to be most prevalent in Klebsiella check for this species in other resources strains.

Keywords
bla CTX-M, blaCTX-M-1, extended spectrum β lactamase, Enterobacteriaceae.

 
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