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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 98-101

Klebocin typing of Klebsiella species isolated from nosocomial infection in intensive care unit.

Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Medical Research Society, Mumbai.

Correspondence Address:
R B Pal
Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Medical Research Society, Mumbai.

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Klebocin typing and antibiotic resistance have been studied for 518 strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, [106 from intensive care unit (ICU) sites, 182 from ICU staff flora, 192 from patient flora and 38 from clinical specimens]. The overall typability was 71.62%. The most common mnemonic types among various sources were 111, 211, and 112. Of the total strains tested, 28.37% strains were found to be untypable. These strains are labelled as "444". When klebocin typing was used in association with antibiogram, in 86.84% cases of clinical infection probable source of infection could be detected. Thus a combination of two typing methods poses a significant contribution in epidemiological studies.


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