Future Microbiol 2015 ;10(3):407-25
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Carbapenemases, with versatile hydrolytic capacity against β-lactams, are now an important cause of resistance of Gram-negative bacteria. The genes encoding for the acquired carbapenemases are associated with a high potential for dissemination. In addition, infections due to Gram-negative bacteria with acquired carbapenemase production would lead to high clinical mortality rates. Read More