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Extensively drug resistant E. coli LZ00114

Introduction Escherichia coli is a common Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that causes invasive host infections through virulence factors such as flagella, toxin secretion, and adhesins. According to the source of the infection, pathogenic E. coli can be classified as intestinal (diarrheagenic) and extraintestinal (ExPEC). Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) is the most…

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Role of mobile genetic elements in the global dissemination of the carbapenem resistance gene blaNDM

Wu, W. et al. NDM metallo-β-lactamases and their bacterial producers in health care settings. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 32, e00115–18 (2019). Yong, D. et al. Characterization of a new metallo-β-lactamase gene, bla NDM-1, and a novel erythromycin esterase gene carried on a unique genetic structure in Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 14…

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Emergence of the Coexistence of mcr-1, blaNDM-5, and blaCTX-M-55 in Kl

Introduction Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is an opportunistic pathogen and the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections.1 Multidrug-resistant (MDR) K. pneumoniae isolates are rapidly spreading, thus limiting the choice of antimicrobial agents for empiric treatment of infections caused by these microorganisms; hence, this is a public health challenge.2 Polymyxins are last-resort…

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