[Importance of quality control for the detection of β-lactam antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae].

@article{Rivera2014ImportanceOQ,
  title={[Importance of quality control for the detection of β-lactam antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae].},
  author={Alba Rivera and Nieves Larrosa and Beatriz Mirelis and Ferran Navarro},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          30-6
        }
}
β-lactam antimicrobial agents are frequently used to treat infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae. The main mechanism of resistance to these antibiotics is the production of certain enzymes, collectively named β-lactamases. Due to their substrate profile and their epidemiological implications, the most clinically important β-lactamases are extended-spectrum β-lactamases, class C β-lactamases and carbapenemases. Phenotypic detection of these enzymes may be complicated and is based on the use of… CONTINUE READING

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