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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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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 | Top Stories

  • 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 Seattle Times

  • The outbreak of klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in Brasilia follows others in Israel in

    The Seattle Times


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