TITLE

Carbapenem resistance in Canada

AUTHOR(S)
Toye, Baldwin; Krajden, Sigmund; Fuksa, Milan; Low, Donald E.; Pillai, Dylan R.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, p1225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the epidemiology of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria infections with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) β-lactamases-producing organisms and their emergence in Canada. It reasons that the plasmids in KPC genes induce KPC transmission in bacterial species. It explains that the emergence of KPC-producing microorganisms in the country is still unknown because laboratories do not utilize sensitive methods for detection. It explores the challenges involved in the diagnosis of the microorganisms, and notes that KPC production must be suspected if tests show resistance or reduced susceptibility to carbapenem. Due to the deficient functions of some therapeutic drugs, it advises that it is necessary to take precautionary measures and isolate infected patients.
ACCESSION #
40831118

 

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