|Title:||Current Status of Antimicrobial Resistance in Taiwan||Authors:||HSUEH, PO-REN
|Keywords:||BETA-LACTAM ANTIBIOTICS;STREPTOCOCCUS-PNEUMONIAE;KLEBSIELLA- PNEUMONIAE;SOUTHERN TAIWAN;HAEMOPHILUS-INFLUENZAE;MORAXELLA- CATARRHALIS||Issue Date:||2002||Journal Volume:||v.8||Journal Issue:||n.2||Start page/Pages:||132-137||Source:||EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES||Abstract:||
While some trends in antimicrobial resistance rates are universal, others appear to be unique for specific regions. In Taiwan, the strikingly high prevalence of resistance to macrolides and streptogramin in clinical isolates of gram- positive bacteria correlates with the widespread use of these agents in the medical and farming communities, respectively. The relatively low rate of enterococci that are resistant to glycopeptide does not parallel the high use of glycopeptides and extended-spectrum beta- lactams in hospitals. The evolving problem of extended-spectrum beta- lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates is substantial, and some unique enzymes have been found. Recently, some gram -negative bacteria (e.g. , Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii) that are resistant to all available antimicrobial agents including carbapenems have emerged.
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