Mark R. Wallace, MD

Hibiscus Women's Care of Brevard


Antimicrobial Resistance Update: Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemases

September 20, 2009

The rapid spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) is limiting the effectiveness of carbapenems in the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections. The resistance genes found in KPCs have been identified in other organisms as well and have properties that have raised concerns regarding their transmissibility and epidemic potential.