Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in the Community: An Update

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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2020 Dec;34(4):709-722. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2020.08.002. Epub 2020 Sep 30.


Multidrug-resistant bacteria are among the most important current threats to public health. Typically, they are associated with nosocomial infections. However, some have become prevalent causes of community-acquired infections, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Shigella, Salmonella, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The community spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is also a crucial development. An important global threat on the horizon is represented by production of carbapenemases by community-acquired hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae. Such strains have already been found in Asia, Europe, and North America. Prevention of further community spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is of the utmost importance, and will require a multidisciplinary approach involving all stakeholders.

PMID:33011046 | DOI:10.1016/j.idc.2020.08.002

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