Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

The term CRE refers to carbapenem-resistant and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Currently, the most common type of carbapenemase in the United States is the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). In 2010, carbapenemases known as metallo-β-lactamases (MBL) were first detected in the U.S.: New Delhi MBL (NDM) and Verona integron-encoded MBL (VIM). 

Updated Monday, February 08, 2016 at 01:06PM