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Durée de colonisation digestive des Enterobacteriaceae multirésistantes : connaissances actuelles

Other titleDuration of enteric carriage of multiresistant Enterobacteriaceae: current state of the evidence
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 18, no. 777, p. 718-722
Publication date2022-04-13

Knowledge about the duration of digestive carriage of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae is an essential information, impacting clinical decisions (empiric treatment for known carriers) and infection control measures (preemptive precautions, sequential screening). Ten to 50% carriers are still colonized after one year, but these numbers might be overestimated. Use of genomic typing is required to distinguish endogenous long-term carriage from exogenous recolonization events. Median length of colonization appears to range between 0,5 and 13 months for E-ESBL and 0,7 to 10 months for CPE. We performed a narrative review of the literature on this topic. We finally suggest a few future perspectives.

  • Carrier State / diagnosis
  • Enterobacteriaceae / genetics
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / drug therapy
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • beta-Lactamases / genetics
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CALAME, Adrien, MARTISCHANG, Romain, HARBARTH, Stéphan Juergen. Durée de colonisation digestive des <i>Enterobacteriaceae </i>multirésistantes : connaissances actuelles. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2022, vol. 18, n° 777, p. 718–722. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2022.18.777.718
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