oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Antimicrobial resistance in nosocomial infections
|Article Title||Antimicrobial resistance in nosocomial infections|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||42 - 45|
Bacterial and fungal resistance is an increasing threat to the successful treatment of nosocomial infections. As bacterial resistance continues to evolve, some pathogens that were once considered routine to treat have become resistant to almost all antimicrobial agents. In particular, the emergence of vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenem resistance in strains of Enterobacter spp and Klebsiella pneumoniae is of great concern. Similarly, increased production and spread of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in Gram-negative bacilli like Escherichia coli are worrisome.
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