[Source: Eurosurveillance, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]


Eurosurveillance, Volume 18, Issue 46, 14 November 2013

Rapid communications

Isolation of NDM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa sequence type ST235 from a stem cell transplant patient in Italy, May 2013

A Carattoli<SUP>1</SUP>, D Fortini<SUP>1</SUP>, R Galetti<SUP>1</SUP>, A Garcia-Fernandez<SUP>1</SUP>, G Nardi<SUP>2</SUP>, D Orazi<SUP>2</SUP>, A Capone<SUP>3</SUP>, I Majolino<SUP>2</SUP>, A Proia<SUP>2</SUP>, B Mariani<SUP>2</SUP>, G Parisi<SUP>2</SUP>, A Morrone<SUP>2</SUP>, N Petrosillo <SUP>3</SUP>
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<SUP>1</SUP>Istituto Superiore di Sanit?, Rome Italy; 2 Azienda Ospedaliera S.Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome Italy; 3 National Institute of Infectious Disease ?L. Spallanzani?, Rome Italy
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Citation style for this article: Carattoli A, Fortini D, Galetti R, Garcia-Fernandez A, Nardi G, Orazi D, Capone A, Majolino I, Proia A, Mariani B, Parisi G, Morrone A, Petrosillo N. Isolation of NDM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa sequence type ST235 from a stem cell transplant patient in Italy, May 2013. Euro Surveill. 2013;18(46):pii=20633. Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/View...rticleId=20633
Date of submission: 25 October 2013

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We describe the first isolation of an NDM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Italy. In May 2013, a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and history of prior hospitalisation in Belgrad, Serbia, underwent stem cell transplantation at a tertiary care hospital in Rome, Italy. After transplantion, sepsis by NDM-1-producing P. aeruginosa occurred, leading to septic shock and fatal outcome.


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