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A New Threat of Bacterial Resistance towards Life Saving Carbapenem Antibiotics

Author Affiliations

  • 1Amity University, Noida, U.P., INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 85-88, April,18 (2015)


Carbapenems are new class of beta lactum antibiotics which are known for their broad spectrum of clinical activities to counter gram positive and gram negative bacteria thus named as agents of last line antibiotics or last resort antibiotics. There are n numbers of carbapenem antibiotic brands available in market with different formulations to treat various severe infection. More and uncontrollable usage of these antibiotics leads to formation of resistant pathogens which later changes to serious and complicated health issues. The main threat of these life saving drugs in entire antibiotic armamentarium is its resistance international organization conducted a research by CDDEP , illustrated that carbapenem retailed sale has been increased from past several years which predicts that carbapenems are used in inflating rate by health professionals. The present study is an attempt which has been made to study the factors responsible for inflating carbapenems resistance.


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