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Carbapénémases: implications cliniques et épidémiologiques pour la Suisse

Fankhauser, C
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2012, vol. 8, no. 338, p. 882-4,886-9
Abstract The emergence and global dissemination of carbapenemases represents a major threat to public health. Switzerland has not been spared; we report a case-series of four patients hospitalised in our institution colonised with carbapenemase-producing bacteria. Infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae limit therapeutic options and increase mortality. Detection of carbapenemases is also a challenge for laboratories. It is imperative to implement stringent infection control measures in order to prevent epidemics at the hospital level.
Keywords AdultBacterial Proteins/genetics/metabolismCommunity-Acquired Infections/diagnosis/epidemiology/transmissionDrug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial/geneticsEnterobacteriaceae/genetics/metabolism/pathogenicity/physiologyEnterobacteriaceae Infections/diagnosis/epidemiology/transmissionFemaleHumansIndiaMaleModels, BiologicalPakistanPatient TransferPrognosisSwitzerlandTravelBeta-Lactamases/genetics/metabolism
PMID: 22611624
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Research groups Analyse génomique et fonctionnelle du staphylocoque doré (604)
Epidémiologie et contrôle de la résistance aux antibiotiques (866)
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ABBAS, Mohamed et al. Carbapénémases: implications cliniques et épidémiologiques pour la Suisse. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 338, p. 882-4,886-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:28426

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