Contribution of beta-lactamases to bacterial resistance and mechanisms to inhibit beta-lactamases.

  • Horst Neu
  • Published 1985 in The American journal of medicine

Abstract

Resistance of bacteria to beta-lactam antibiotics has become a serious problem in the past several decades. Virtually all Staphylococcus aureus, and many Hemophilus influenzae, Branhamella catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Enterobacteriaceae, and Bacteroides species possess beta-lactamases that hydrolyze penicillins and cephalosporins. The most common… (More)

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