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Title: The rise of carbapenem resistance in Europe : just the tip of the iceberg?
Authors: Magiorakos, Anna-Pelagia
Suetens, Carl
Monnet, Dominique Louis
Gagliotti, Carlo
Heuer, Ole E.
Keywords: Anti-infective agents industry -- Europe
Gram-negative bacteria
Beta lactamases
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: Magiorakos, A. P., Suetens, C., Monnet, D. L., Gagliotti, C., & Heuer, O. E. (2013). The rise of carbapenem resistance in Europe: just the tip of the iceberg?. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2(1), 6.
Abstract: The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) collects data on carbapenem resistance from invasive bacterial infections. Increasing percentages of carbapenem resistance in K. pneumoniae isolates were reported from progressively more countries in Europe between 2005 and 2010. A trend analysis showed increasing trends for Greece, Cyprus, Hungary and Italy (p < 0.01). EARS-Net collects data on invasive bacterial isolates, which likely correspond to a fraction of the total number of infections. Increasing reports of community cases suggest that dissemination of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae has penetrated into the community. Good surveillance and infection control measures are urgently needed to contain this spread.
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