[Extended spectrum beta-lactamse (ESBL)-induced antibiotics resistance in gram-negative agents: what should be watched in intensive care medicine?].


Third-generation cephalosporins have an important part in the therapy of infections due to gram-negative bacteria. Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) are able to hydrolize these antibiotics. As the number of ESBL-producing bacteria is increasing worldwide, detection of ESBL-producers is important for the both of prevention and therapy.