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Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria and healthcare-acquired infections

Sebastian G. B. Amyes

in Antibacterial Chemotherapy

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ISBN: 9780199581368
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199581368.003.0007

Series: Oxford Infectious Diseases Library

Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria and healthcare-acquired infections

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• The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and the recent appearance of vancomycin resistance. • The extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in the Enterobacteriaceae and the fall of the cephalosporins. • Carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, a disaster currently occurring. • Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that has not developed resistance but which antibiotics have selected. • Why multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria spread clonally.

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Subjects: Medical Oncology

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