A review of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Edwin C. Pereira, Kristin M. Shaw, Paula M Snippes Vagnone, Jane Harper, Ruth Lynfield

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Enterobacteriaceae that are resistant to multiple drugs are a public health concern and present a challenge to health care providers in terms of prevention and control. This article describes the changing resistance mechanisms that allow bacteria to circumvent antibiotics and how multidrug-resistant bacterial infections can spread within hospitals, among health care facilities, and across national borders. It also discusses the challenges associated with identifying and treating these infections and what health care providers need to do to prevent their transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011


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