First characterization of CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli ST131 and ST405 clones causing community-onset infections in South America

Sory J. Ruiz, Maria Camila Montealegre, Patricia Ruiz-Garbajosa, Adriana Correa, David F. Briceño, Ernesto Martinez, Fernando Rosso, Martin Muñoz, John P. Quinn, Rafael Cantón, Maria Virginia Villegas

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Abstract

CTX-M-15-producing Escherichia coli has emerged worldwide as an important pathogen associated with community-onset infections, but in South America reports are scarce. We document the presence of CTX-M-15-producing E. coli of the international ST131 and ST405 clones in Colombia and present the first molecular characterization of these isolates in South America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1993-1996
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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