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Table 5 Relationship between carbapenemase encoding gene with phenotypic resistance

From: Prevalence of pathogenic Klebsiella pneumoniae based on PCR capsular typing harbouring carbapenemases encoding genes in Uganda tertiary hospitals

Level of phenotypic and genotypic carbapenem resistance Carbapenem resistance genes
VIM OXA-48 IMP KPC NDM
Number of resistant isolates with the gene 22 18 15 13 7
Number of sensitive isolates with the gene 0 29 10 5 10
Percentage gene prevalence (%) 9.7 20.7 11.0 11 7.5
Percentage resistance conferred by gene presence (%) 100 38.3 60 72.2 41.2
Carbapenem resistance genotypic frequency (%) 17.1 36.4 19.4 14.0 13.2
Pearson Chi square P value 0.001 0.007 0.001 0.001 0.007