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- n. Any lactamase that can hydrolyze carbapenem antibiotics and thus provide resistance to them
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This strain, called carbapenemase - producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) is resistant to almost all classes of antibiotics.
First described in 2008, NDM-1 is an enzyme that destroys carbapenems, also known as a carbapenemase.
Aside from NDM-1, other carpabenemases have also been detected in Britain and worldwide, the HPA said, including one known as Verona Imipenemase (VIM), another called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and another called OXA-48.
The outbreak in Brasilia of klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase, known as KPC, follows others in Israel in 2007 and in Puerto Rico in 2008, according to the US Centres for Disease
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase - often just called KPC - is enzyme produced by bacteria that annuls the effectiveness of modern antibiotics and it tends to infect patients who have had surgery or other invasive procedures.
The outbreak of klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in Brasilia follows others in Israel in