Emerging carbapenemases: a global perspective.

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Emerging carbapenemases: a global perspective.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2010 Nov;36S3:S8-S14

Authors: Walsh TR

The celestial rise in antibiotic resistance among Gram-negative bacteria has challenged both the scientific and pharmaceutical sectors. The hallmark of this general increase is the unbridled dissemination of carbapenem resistance genes, namely KPC, OXA and metallo-?-lactamase variants. In particular, the media attention given to the NDM-1 metallo-?-lactamase has highlighted the global consequences of human behaviour on spreading antibiotic resistance.

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