The epidemiology of carbapenemases in Latin America and the Caribbean.


INTRODUCTION Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp., and Acinetobacter spp. infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality, especially due to the emergence and spread of β-lactamases. Carbapenemases, which are β-lactamases with the capacity to hydrolyze or inactivate carbapenems, have become a serious concern as they have the largest hydrolytic… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/14787210.2017.1268918