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n South African Medical Journal - Clinical alert - emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance (MCR-1) among isolated from South African patients : in practice

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Abstract

The polymyxin antibiotic colistin is an antibiotic of last resort for the treatment of extensively drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. The report in 2015 highlighted South Africa (SA)'s increasing incidence of these 'superbugs' (3.2% of reported from SA were carbapenemase producers), and in doing so, underscored SA's increasing reliance on colistin as a last line of defence. Colistin resistance effectively renders such increasingly common infections untreatable.

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2016-05-01
2016-12-08
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