Spread of CTX-M-15 Extended Spectrum β-lactamases Encoding Genes Among Enterobacteriaceae in the Middle Eastern Region

  • Maysa Baroud
  • George F Araj
  • Ghassan M Matar

Abstract

The CTX-M type enzymes have become the most prevalent extended spectrumβ-lactamases (ESBLs) worldwide. Among the CTX-M type enzymes, CTX-M-15 is themost widespread and has been reported from all continents. It has been recoveredfrom different Enterobacteriaceae and has been isolated from both community andhospital acquired infections. This review primarily highlights the prevalence of CTXM-15 in addition to other ESBLs in the Middle East. Detection of any type of ESBL isof importance in therapeutic treatment.
Published
Jan 1, 2011
How to Cite
BAROUD, Maysa; ARAJ, George F; MATAR, Ghassan M. Spread of CTX-M-15 Extended Spectrum β-lactamases Encoding Genes Among Enterobacteriaceae in the Middle Eastern Region. The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, jan. 2011. ISSN 2174-9094. Available at: <https://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/53>. Date accessed: 16 may 2021.
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