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Present situation of antimicrobial resistance in Korea

Authors
 Yunsop Chong  ;  Kyungwon Lee 
Citation
 Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol.6(4) : 189-195, 2000 
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY
ISSN
 1341-321X 
Issue Date
2000
MeSH
Cross Infection/epidemiology* ; Cross Infection/prevention & control* ; Drug Resistance, Bacterial* ; Humans ; Korea/epidemiology
Keywords
Antimicrobial resistance in Korea ; Resistance survey ; Nosocomial pathogen
Abstract
Resistance of bacteria to antimicrobial agents is a worldwide concern. In Korea, resistant bacteria are more prevalent than in other industrialized countries. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes, penicillin non-susceptible pneumococci, beta-lactamase-producing gonococci, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, class C beta-lactamase-producing E. coli, fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli, and aminoglycoside-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are examples of resistant bacteria prevalent in Korea, and their presence suggests a high level of antimicrobial selective pressure and the nosocomial spread of resistant bacteria. Recently observed rapid increases in the incidence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa present new threats in Korea.
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DOI
10.1007/s101560070001
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Laboratory Medicine (진단검사의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Kyungwon(이경원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/171704
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