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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 6 SI | Page No.: 7907-7911
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.7907.7911  
First Report of SHV-Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Harboring Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae form Al-Hilla River Waters Iraq
Fatima Moeen Abbas
 
Abstract: The current study was sought out to describe the prevalence of blaSHV producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from surface waters of Hilla River. In the period from January-April 2015, 101 water samples were collected from 7 different locations of Hilla River. The 35 (34.6%) isolates were specified as K. pneumoniae. All isolates were checked for Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) production phenotypically using disk combination method. About 21 (60%) isolates were screen-positive. The antibiotic resistance profiles of ESBL-producing isolates was evaluated using Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. The highest rate of resistance was noticed for penicillin antibiotics (ampicillin and piperacillin) with 85.71% and 80.95%, respectively. Carbapenem resistance was identified in 2 isolates of K. pneumoniae, these were checked further by Polymerase Chian Reaction (PCR) method for detection blaSHV gene, 2 (100%) isolates gave positive result.
 
How to cite this article:
Fatima Moeen Abbas , 2017. First Report of SHV-Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Harboring Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae form Al-Hilla River Waters Iraq. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 7907-7911.
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.7907.7911
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2017.7907.7911