Show simple item record Tshisevhe, V. S. Lekalakala, M. R Tshuma, N van Rensburg, S Janse Mbelle, N 2020-07-14T09:37:14Z 2020-07-14T09:37:14Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135
dc.description Article published in the SAMJ - South African Medical Journal; Vol. 107, No. 1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The emergence of resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents in pathogenic bacteria is a significant public health threat, as there are limited effective antimicrobial agents for infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Several MDR bacteria are now frequently detected. Carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae is often plasmid mediated, necessitating stringent infection control practices. We describe an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia rettgeri involving 4 patients admitted to intensive care and high-care units at a tertiary hospital. Clinical and demographic characteristics of 4 patients with carbapenem-resistant P. rettgeri were documented. All P. rettgeri isolated in these cases had a carbapenem-resistant antibiogram, with resistance to imipenem, ertapenem and meropenem. These cases could be epidemiologically linked. A multiprong approach, simultaneously targeting antibiotic stewardship, universal precautions and appropriate transmission-based precaution practices, is integral to prevention and control of nosocomial infections en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAMJ - South African Medical Journal en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Outbreak en_US
dc.subject Carbapenem-resistant en_US
dc.subject Tertiary hospital en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Medical-bacteriology en_US
dc.title Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia rettgeri in a tertiary hospital en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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