Carbapenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA)

Carbapenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA)

The term CRPA refers to carbapenem-resistant and carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 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). Currently, the most common type of carbapenemase seen in P. aeruginosa worldwide is VIM. 

Updated Friday, 30-Dec-2016 13:47:46 CST