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Abstract

Traditionally, bacteria in The Netherlands have low levels of resistance to antibiotics. This report describes what is believed to be the first carbapenem-resistant producing an OXA-48 type β-lactamase in The Netherlands. The isolate co-produced a CTX-M-15 type β-lactamase and was recovered from a patient who was transferred from a hospital in India to an intensive care unit in The Netherlands. His recovery in The Netherlands was complicated by pneumonia due to the carbapenem-resistant to which he eventually succumbed. Pre-emptive screening for carbapenem-resistant in selected patients could be imperative to maintain the low prevalence of these highly resistant bacteria in Dutch hospitals.

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