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Recent emergence of carbapenem-resistant organisms in a low prevalence UK setting in London

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  • Recent emergence of carbapenem-resistant organisms in a low prevalence UK setting in London

    Dec 14, 2015


    Abstract

    Carbapenem-resistant organisms are emerging as a global health threat. The prevalence of CROs in London is largely unknown. A retrospective review of microbiology records indicates an increased in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (none in 2011 to 1.3% of 386 in 2013, P = 0.073) and Acinetobacter baumannii (9.1% of 11 in 2011 to 31.2% of 16 in 2013, P = 0.001) in a background of low prevalence at a London hospital.

    This suggests that CROs may be emerging in our patient population. These increases demand an urgent enhanced surveillance response.

    thanks to David Evans

    ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
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