Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Taiwan medical centers (50 strains; 1998 to 2000) with a CTX-M resistance phenotype (ceftazidime susceptible and ceftriaxone or cefotaxime nonsusceptible) were selected for initial isoelectric focusing analysis. β-Lactamases with pIs of 7.9 (n = 22) and 8.4 (n = 28) in addition to 5.4 and/or 7.6 were detected. DNA gene sequencing identified the β-lactamases with pIs of 7.9 and 8.4 as CTX-M-14 and CTX-M-3, respectively. Molecular typing suggested inter- and intrahospital clonal dissemination of these Taiwanese CTX-M-producing Klebsiella strains.
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- Pharmacology (medical)