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Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Manuel Guzmán-Blanco
  • Raul E. Istúriz
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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance in Latin America and the Caribbean is widespread and is a limitation for proper treatment of both community- and hospital-acquired infections. Resistance to respiratory pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Escherichia coli from urinary tract infections is prevalent throughout the region in ambulatory patients with infections. High rates of resistant to antibiotics used in hospital-acquired infections is a growing threat, including MRSA, ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii.

Keywords

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Valentine Leukocidin Sentry Antimicrobial Surveillance Program Bacterial Infectious Disease Nosocomial Isolate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineHospital Vargas de Caracas, Infectious Diseases, Centro Médico de CaracasSan BernardinoVenezuela
  2. 2.Department of MedicineInfectious Diseases, Centro Médico de CaracasSan BernardinoVenezuela
  3. 3.Centro Medico Docente La TrinidadCaracasVenezuela

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