Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The fight to curb antimicrobial resistance: how are we doing?


From a recent NEJM review on this topic:

In November 2019, the CDC released an updated version of its antibiotic-resistance report…

The new report reveals reductions in the incidence of infections caused by carbapenem-resistant acinetobacter species, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, and drug-resistant candida species. In addition, it identifies an increasing incidence of Enterobacterales that produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections and the emergence of the multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris.

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