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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to detect ybtS, entB, mrkD, magA, kfu, iutA, rmpA and K2 genes in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) - and non-ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Methods: To this end, 70 K. pneumoniae isolates were selected from hospitals of Kurdistan Province, Iran. The ESBL phenotype was conducted utilizing the disc diffusion technique in accordance with CLSI procedures. Detection of virulence factor genes was performed by the PCR in the ESBL and non-ESBL isolates.

Results: Sixty-two (88.6%) isolates of K. pneumoniae were ESBL producers. Further, entB had the most frequency in all the isolates. There were no significant differences between ESBL production and the presence of ybt S, entB, mrkD, magA, kfu, iutA, rmpA and K2 genes and the presence of these genes and variables such as presence of sex, clinical specimen type, and hvKP phenotype among the ESBL and non-ESBL K. pneumoniae isolates.

Conclusion: In conclusion, in other studies, K. pneumoniae strains were separated from liver abscesses and the magA gene was frequently present; however, in our study, the K. pneumoniae strains were separated from various clinical specimens and the magA gene had low frequency.

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  • Pegah Shakib

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  • Morovvat Taheri Kalani

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  • Rashid Ramazanzadeh

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  • Amjad Ahmadi

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  • Samaneh Rouhi

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Issue: Vol 5 No 8 (2018)
Page No.: 2581-2589
Published: Aug 24, 2018
Section: Research articles

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Shakib, P., Kalani, M., Ramazanzadeh, R., Ahmadi, A., & Rouhi, S. (2018). Molecular detection of virulence genes in Klebsiella Pneumoniae clinical isolates from Kurdistan Province, Iran. Biomedical Research and Therapy, 5(8), 2581-2589.

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