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A Nosocomial Outbreak of Escherichia coli Producing CTX-M-15 and OXA-30 β-Lactamase

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2016

Hyunjoo Pai
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Mi Ran Kim
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Mi-Ran Seo
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Tae Yeal Choi
Department of Clinical Microbiology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Sung Hee Oh*
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdonggu, Seoul 133-791, Korea (


During a survey of the prevalent subtypes of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in a university hospital in Korea, a nosocomial outbreak of Escherichia coli producing CTX-M-15 and OXA-30 β-lactamases was detected. The outbreak comprised various infections, including bloodstream infections and colonization, and persisted for several months in various areas of the hospital.

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