The Infinity War: How to Cope with Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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The Infinity War: How to Cope with Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

J Korean Med Sci. 2018 Oct 01;33(40):e255

Authors: Yoo JH

Abstract
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are now spread worldwide. In Korea, the number of CRE isolation is rapidly increasing, and impending endemicity is a concern. To cope well with CRE, thorough infection control, such as active surveillance, early detection, strict contact precaution, cleaning the environment, and antibiotic stewardship is very important. Therapeutic options include polymyxin, tigecycline, fosfomycin or the combination of them with carbapenem, which is currently the mainstay of treatment. In addition, various combination regimens with new carbapenemase inhibitors such as avibactam, vaborbactam, or relebactam, and other classes of antimicrobials such as plazomicin and siderophore cephalosporin are in the process of evaluation.

PMID: 30275806 [PubMed - in process]