Emergence of clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae producing OXA-232 carbapenemase in Singapore

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We report the emergence of OXA-232, a newly described OXA-48-like carbapenemase variant, in Southeast Asia. Molecular characterization of eight Klebsiella pneumoniae obtained from local and foreign patients reveals clonality of the isolates. blaOXA-232 was located on a non-conjugative plasmid of 6141 base pairs (GenBank accession number JX423831.1).

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