Carbapenemase-producing Bacteria in Patients Hospitalized Abroad, France

October 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Emerging Infectious Diseases JULY 2014 V.20 N.7

Letter

To the Editor: The emergence and rapid worldwide dissemination of carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB), especially carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), have prompted public health authorities to reconsider prevention strategies to control the spread of these organisms (1–5).

In France, national guidelines recommend systematic screening for commensal CPE and glycopeptide-resistant enterococci (GRE) in all patients admitted to hospitals who have been hospitalized in other countries during the preceding 12 months (6,7) (repatriated patients), independently of whether transfer was direct from hospital to hospital (DT) or not (NDT)…..

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Metodos diagnosticos, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis. Tags: .

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