Prolonged fecal shedding of CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli and recurrent sepsis in a patient after cord blood stem-cell transplantation

Kuan Ying Huang, Ju Hsin Chia, Chao Ying Chiang, Tsu Lan Wu, Lin Hui Su, Tang Her Jaing, Tzou Yien Lin, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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An extended-spectrum β-lactamase (CTX-M-15 type)-producing Escherichia coli persisted in the intestinal tract for > 5 months in a pediatric patient after cord blood stem-cell transplantation and caused 2 episodes of sepsis. The blaCTX-M-15 is carried by a large plasmid of approximately 130 kb in size. The prolonged shedding of the highly resistant E. coli posed a great challenge to infection control and public health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-227
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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