Boelens J.,Ghent University |
Yusuf E.,Brussel Brussels University Hospital |
Decruyenaere J.,Ghent University |
Coorevits L.,Ghent University |
And 2 more authors.
Acta Clinica Belgica: International Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Medicine | Year: 2016
The increasing prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae necessitates laboratories to invest in the detection of these bacteria, both with phenotypic and to a lesser extent molecular methods. OXA-48-like strains are rapidly emerging, especially in Europe. Since the expression level of OXA-48 is low and some strains present with several alleles, some types might be missed by some molecular assays. Three cases of OXA-48-like strains are described here, where the detection was not straightforward. © Acta Clinica Belgica 2016