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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. High Rate of Faecal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in Healthy Children in Gipuzkoa, northern Spain

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  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother. High Rate of Faecal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in Healthy Children in Gipuzkoa, northern Spain

    [Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]


    High Rate of Faecal Carriage of Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in Healthy Children in Gipuzkoa, northern Spain

    María Fernández-Reyes 1, Diego Vicente 1,2, María Gomariz 1, Olatz Esnal 2, Joseba Landa 3,4, Eider Oñate 3 and Emilio Pérez-Trallero 1,2,4*

    Author Affiliations: <SUP>1</SUP>Microbiology Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, San Sebastián, Spain <SUP>2</SUP>Biomedical Research Centre Network for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES), San Sebastián, Spain <SUP>3</SUP>Pediatric Department, Hospital Universitario Donostia-Instituto Biodonostia, San Sebastián, Spain <SUP>4</SUP>Faculty of Medicine, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain

    Published ahead of print 6 January 2014, doi: 10.1128/AAC.01503-13 <CITE>AAC.01503-13 </CITE>
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    <CITE></CITE>ABSTRACT

    The prevalence of extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLPE) was studied in stool samples from 125 8-16 month-old healthy children. Twenty-four percent of them and 10.7% of the 318 faecal samples studied yielded extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing E. coli, being SHV-12, CTX-M-1, CTX-M-14 and TEM-52, the most common type of β-lactamase. This high prevalence of ESBLPE in healthy people -to our knowledge the highest currently reported in Europe- may represent a risk for increased infections by these organisms in a future.


    FOOTNOTES

    * Corresponding author: Emilio Pérez-Trallero, Servicio de Microbiología, Hospital Universitario Donostia, Paseo Dr Beguiristain s/n, 20014 San Sebastián, mail: mikrobiol@terra.com

    Copyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


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