Extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase producing Escherichia coli: changing epidemiology and clinical impact.

@article{Oteo2010ExtendedspectrumP,
  title={Extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase producing Escherichia coli: changing epidemiology and clinical impact.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Oteo and Mar{\'i}a Teresa P{\'e}rez-V{\'a}zquez and Jos{\'e} Guevara Campos},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={320-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review discusses the recent findings (July 2008-January 2010) on extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli, mainly focussed on the epidemiology and clinical impact of infections owing to this pathogen. RECENT FINDINGS CTX-M-producing E. coli, mainly the CTX-M-15 producers, has emerged and disseminated worldwide as an important cause of both nosocomial and community-onset infections. The clonal spread of the ST131 epidemic E. coli strain is… CONTINUE READING
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