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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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BOGADO, María Enilda Vega; BERNAL, Cornelia; RODRIGUEZ, Magdalena  and  TAKAHASI, Vivian. 2017 regulations for the containment of carbapenemase-producing infections of the National Hospital of Itauguá, Paraguay. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2017, vol.9, n.1, pp.92-114. ISSN 2072-8174.

Carbapenemase is an enzyme produced by several bacterial species, capable of inactivating a group of antibiotics: carbapenems. In addition to the difficulty in treating infections resistant to these antibiotics, the risk lies in their easy spread among bacterial species, between patients and between patients and contacts (family members, health personnel, etc.).

Its initials KPC was generalized since the first case that occurred in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Guidelines that aim to prevent and control the colonization and infection of patients with carbapenemase-producing organisms (KPC, NDM types, etc.) at the National Hospital are published.

Keywords : carbapenemase-producing organism; antimicrobial resistance; microbial drug resistance.

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