CTX-M-15-producing multidrug-resistant enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in the United Arab Emirates

Á Sonnevend, K. Al Dhaheri, T. Mag, M. Herpay, J. Kolodziejek, N. Nowotny, A. Usmani, F. A. Sheikh, T. Pál

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Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production was demonstrated in five independent, multidrug-resistant isolates of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) from the United Arab Emirates, representing 11.3% of the EAEC isolates recovered during 1 year. All five isolates carried the blaCTX-M-15 and the blaTEM-1 genes, the former positioned 48 bp downstream of an ISecp1 element. In two isolates, the blaCTX-M-15 and blaTEM-1 genes were located on a 95-kb plasmid. This is the first detailed description and characterisation of ESBL production in enteroaggregative E. coli and also the first report of CTX-M-producing organisms encountered on the Arabian Peninsula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-585
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • CTX-M-15
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli
  • Escherichia coli
  • Extended-spectrum β-lactamase
  • TEM-1
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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