Overview of the epidemiology and the threat of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC) resistance

@inproceedings{Chen2012OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of the epidemiology and the threat of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC) resistance},
  author={Luke Francis Chen and Deverick J. Anderson and David L Paterson},
  booktitle={Infection and drug resistance},
  year={2012}
}
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) confer resistance to nearly all β-lactams. This broad-spectrum drug resistance mechanism has rapidly spread in the United States and is reportedly increasing elsewhere in the world. Thus, the emergence of KPC resistance is a major threat to global health. This article reviews the epidemiology and provides an overview of the dissemination of KPC-producing organisms. 

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