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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

On-line version ISSN 2312-3893


VEGA BOGADO, María Enilda; BERNAL, Cornelia; RODRIGUEZ, Magdalena  and  TAKAHASI, Vivian. 2017 Guidelines for the containment of infections caused by carbapenemase-producing organisms at the National Hospital of Itauguá, Paraguay. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2017, vol.4, n.2, pp.65-82. ISSN 2312-3893.

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 initialism 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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