Tag Archives: KPC

Case report: Community-Acquired Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy Caused by KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

In northern NSW, we already face cases similar to that described below – infection with multi-drug resistant carbapenemase-producing Gram negative organisms.  The major global types of these organisms are named with acronyms that refer to the type of carbapenemase gene – KPC, NDM (New Delhi Metallobetalactamase), IMP (imipenemase) and others.  KPC-type organisms are prevalent in Greece, […]

Multi-resistant KPC-2 bacteria in Victoria – should we worry in NSW?

During a national conference in February this year, the rest of the country learnt about a serious outbreak of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC2 type, a form of CRE or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) that was detected first in 2012 and has mainly focused around one Melbourne hospital. Last week, the media told us not much more about the outbreak, including some […]