Limiting and controlling carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Lisa Saidel-Odes, Abraham Borer

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Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is resistant to almost all antimicrobial agents, is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality, and poses a serious threat to public health. The ongoing worldwide spread of this pathogen emphasizes the need for immediate intervention. This article reviews the global spread and risk factors for CRKP colonization/infection, and provides an overview of the strategy to combat CRKP dissemination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalInfection and Drug Resistance
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Active surveillance
  • Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Cohort
  • Infection control
  • Rectal cultures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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