Rev Esp Quimioter 2016, 29(Suppl. 1):21-25

Epidemiology of multi-drug resistant gramnegative bacilli                     


Current antimicrobial resistance in Gram negative bacilli is particularly worrisome due to development of resistance to all available antimicrobial agents. This situation dramatically limits therapeutic options. The microorganisms acquire a multiresistance phenotype as a consequence of different complex processes in which the antimicrobials acts as selective driver of resistance. Dissemination of multiresistant bacteria is driven by the expansion of the high-risk clones. These clones can be selected in the presence of antimicrobials allowing their persistence over time.

Rev Esp Quimioter 2016; 29(Suppl. 1):21-25 [pdf]