Kluyvera, a genus in the family Enterobacteriaceae
, is a Gram-negative bacillus previously described as an opportunistic pathogen.
To the Editor: Extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase (ESBL)-producing members of the family Enterobacteriaceae
(enterobacteria) are a worldwide problem (1), but little data are available from central Africa (2).
A total of 200 consecutive non-duplicate clinical isolates of the family Enterobacteriaceae
from various clinical specimens [blood n=18, respiratory tract specimens n=23, infected surgical wounds n=56, body fluids (bile, peritoneal dialysis fluid, CSF) n=30 and urine n=73] were studied for ESBL production between February and July 2006 at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), a tertiary care hospital in Lucknow, north India.
The emergence of plasmid mediated extended spectrum [beta]-1actamases (ESBLs) in members of family Enterobacteriaceae
has become a worldwide problem (1).
Species of the family Enterobacteriaceae
in feces of South American sea lion, Otaria flavescens, settled in the Valdivia River [in Spanish].
Occurrence and phenotypic characteristics of extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamases among members of family Enterobacteriaceae
at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center (Israel) and evaluation of diagnostic tests.
Citrobacter is a distinct group of gram-negative bacilli belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae
Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis is a gram-negative, encapsulated, nonmotile, diplobacillus member of the family Enterobacteriaceae
Further characterization of the members of the family Enterobacteriaceae
was not carried out; however, it was considered as a single genus for counting the number of genera present in the samples.
In India, a variant of the CTX-M-3 enzyme, designated CTX-M-15, was reported from six unrelated members of the family Enterobacteriaceae
isolated between April and May 20007 (7).
oxytoca is in the family Enterobacteriaceae
, its epidemiology is not clearly defined, and it may be more likely than other Enterobacteriaceae to be associated with environmental reservoirs in hospitals.
To our surprise, the armA gene, which had been found in various gram-negative microbial species belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae
exclusively in Europe as reported by Galimand et al.
Outbreak of TEM-24-producing Enterobacter aerogenes in an intensive care unit and dissemination of the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase to other members of the family enterobacteriaceae
Development of "oligotyping" for characterization and molecular epidemiology of TEM [beta]-lactamases in members of the family Enterobacteriaceae
To the Editor: In many parts of the world, the proportions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase (ESBL)-producing organisms in the family Enterobacteriaceae
have increased remarkably during recent years (1).