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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Infectious Diseases
Huang, K. Y., Chia, J. H., Chiang, C. Y., Wu, T. L., Su, L. H., Jaing, T. H., Lin, T. Y., & Chiu, C. H. (2009). Prolonged fecal shedding of CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli and recurrent sepsis in a patient after cord blood stem-cell transplantation. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 41(3), 224-227. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540802680391