CTX-M-15-producing multidrug-resistant enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in the United Arab Emirates

Á Sonnevend, K. Al Dhaheri, T. Mag, M. Herpay, J. Kolodziejek, N. Nowotny, A. Usmani, F. A. Sheikh, T. Pál

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Abstract

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production was demonstrated in five independent, multidrug-resistant isolates of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) from the United Arab Emirates, representing 11.3% of the EAEC isolates recovered during 1 year. All five isolates carried the blaCTX-M-15 and the blaTEM-1 genes, the former positioned 48 bp downstream of an ISecp1 element. In two isolates, the blaCTX-M-15 and blaTEM-1 genes were located on a 95-kb plasmid. This is the first detailed description and characterisation of ESBL production in enteroaggregative E. coli and also the first report of CTX-M-producing organisms encountered on the Arabian Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • CTX-M-15
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli
  • Escherichia coli
  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamase
  • TEM-1
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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    Sonnevend, Á., Al Dhaheri, K., Mag, T., Herpay, M., Kolodziejek, J., Nowotny, N., Usmani, A., Sheikh, F. A., & Pál, T. (2006). CTX-M-15-producing multidrug-resistant enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in the United Arab Emirates. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 12(6), 582-585. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2006.01413.x