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Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

Calfee, David P. MS, MD

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0b013e3181d9c5ab
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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, particularly Klebsiella pneumoniae, are rapidly emerging as significant health care-associated pathogens. Because of the adverse impact that infection caused by these extensively drug-resistant organisms can have on patient outcomes, efforts to prevent further transmission of these pathogens within the health care setting are urgently needed. In this article, the epidemiology, detection, and prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are described.

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, particularly Klebsiella pneumoniae, are rapidly emerging as significant health care-associated pathogens. Because of the adverse impact that infection caused by these extensively drug-resistant organisms can have on patient outcomes, efforts to prevent further transmission of these pathogens within the health care setting are urgently needed. In this article, the epidemiology, detection, and prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are described.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

Corresponding Author: David P. Calfee, MS, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1151, New York, NY 10029 (david.calfee@mountsinai.org).

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