Characterisation of a multidrug-resistant Bacteroides fragilis isolate recovered from blood of a patient in Denmark using whole-genome sequencing

Nina Ank, Thomas V Sydenham, Lene H Iversen, Ulrik S Justesen, Mikala Wang

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Abstract

Here we describe a patient undergoing extensive abdominal surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy due to primary adenocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon with peritoneal carcinomatosis. During hospitalisation the patient suffered from bacteraemia with a multidrug-resistant Bacteroides fragilis isolate. Whole-genome sequencing of the isolate resulted in identification of nimE, cfiA and ermF genes corresponding to metronidazole, carbapenem and clindamycin resistance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume46
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)117-120
ISSN0924-8579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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