Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae may exhibit in vitro susceptibility to carbapenems, especially those producing weak carbapenemases. Routine clinical laboratories have employed phenotypic tests for screening such isolates. BKC-1 is a recently reported carbapenemase that shows weak carbapenemase activity. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the behavior of distinct phenotypic methods against BKC-1-producing Enterobacteriaceae.
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Received 12 September 2015
Received in revised form 18 November 2015
Accepted 25 November 2015
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