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    Microbiology and drug resistance mechanisms of fully resistant pathogens


    Walsh, Fiona and Amyes, Sebastian G.B. (2004) Microbiology and drug resistance mechanisms of fully resistant pathogens. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 7. pp. 439-444. ISSN 1369-5274

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    Abstract

    The acquisition of vancomycin resistance by Gram-positive bacteria and carbapenem resistance by Gram-negative bacteria has rendered some hospital-acquired pathogens impossible to treat. The resistance mechanisms employed are sophisticated and very difficult to overcome. Unless alternative treatment regimes are initiated soon, our inability to treat totally resistant bacteria will halt other developments in medicine. In the community, Gram-positive bacteria responsible for pneumonia could become totally resistant leading to increased mortality from this common infection, which would have a more immediate impact on our current lifestyles.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Microbiology; drug resistance; resistance mechanisms; fully resistant pathogens; vancomycin resistance; Gram-positive bacteria; carbapenem resistance; Gram-negative bacteria;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 13551
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mib.2004.08.007
    Depositing User: Fiona Walsh
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 16:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Current Opinion in Microbiology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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