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Table 6 Phenotypic carbapenem resistance profiles of Klebsiella pneumoniae capsular pathotypes isolated from different clinical specimens

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

Pathotype MNRH MRRH MBRRH KIU-TH Total capsular type/ Prevalence (%) CR pathotypes Chi square P value Clinical specimen
WzyK1 2 1 2 0 5/2.2 2 0.12 Tracheal aspirate (2) and Rectal swab (3)
WzyK2 1 3 3 0 7/3.1 2 0.91 Blood (5) and Virginal swab (2)
WzyK3 5 4 7 0 16/7.1 6 0.31 Urine (13) and Rectal swab (3)
WzyK5 12 3 20 7 42/18.5 16 0.41 Urine (20), Pus swab (13), blood (3) and Rectal swab (6)
WzyK20 9 4 14 8 35/15.4 11 0.07 Urine (17), Pus swab (8), blood (3), rectal swab (7)
WzyK54 N/A
WzyK57 N/A
Total 29/82 15/24 46/87 15/34 105 37   
Prevalence % 35.4 62.5 52.9 44.1 46.7 16.3