Investigation of clonal relationships of K. pneumoniae isolates from neonatal intensive care units by PFGE and rep-PCR


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Koroglu M., ÖZBEK A., Demiray T., Hafizoglu T., GÜÇLÜ E., ALTINDİŞ M., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.9, no.8, pp.829-836, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.6326
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.829-836

Abstract

Introduction: Clonal relationships of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains obtained during an epidemic and after a one-year post-epidemic (non-epidemic) period in the same neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and repetitive polymerase chain reaction (rep-PCR) by the DiversiLab (DL) system were investigated, and the results of both molecular techniques were evaluated.