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AmpathChat #35 - Update On The Management Of Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

Infectious Diseases

Feb 28, 2017 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Jennifer Coetzee

Dr Tom Frieden, Director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, has called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) “nightmare bacteria”. CRE emerged in South Africa in 2011 when the first cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) were described.

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