Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 36377877
Link to DOI – 10.1128/aac.00839-22
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2022 Nov; (): e0083922
Since its first report, the class A Brazilian Klebsiella carbapenemase (BKC) has been detected only among Enterobacterales isolates from Brazilian hospitals. In this study, we characterized a multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas juntendi clinical isolate and identified a 43.3-kb plasmid carrying blaBKC-1 and a class 1 integron (In1996) containing the arr-2, qnrVC1, dfrA21, and aac(6′)-Ib’ gene cassettes. Our results confirm the ability of Pseudomonas putida group isolates to acquire antimicrobial resistance determinants and further act as resistance reservoirs.