Characterization of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella oxytoca in Spain, 2016-2017

Summary. The increase of multidrug-resistant carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae is a major public health threat associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and mainly due to Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli. However, there is little information about carbapenemase-producing (CP) Klebsiella oxytoca, an important nosocomial pathogen. We characterized CP K. oxytoca isolates collected from different Spanish hospitals between January…