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Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in nosocomial infections, a review in Latin America

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Jennifer Dayana Erazo Bravo ,
Jennifer Dayana Erazo Bravo

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Laboratorio Clínico. Ambato, Ecuador

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Evelyn Katherine Jaramillo Ruales ,
Evelyn Katherine Jaramillo Ruales

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera de Laboratorio Clínico. Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to determine the presence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in nosocomial infections in Latin America and to analyze its frequency and tendency in Latin America.
Methods: This study is a literature review; it was carried out through exhaustive research in different databases, Analytical and descriptive cohort studies, meta-analysis, and some clinical trials related to the presence of nosocomial infections caused by carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae and the genes responsible for this resistance were included.
Results: Twenty-two articles were selected from different databases from Latin American countries; In addition, the percentages of resistance to carbapenems in K. pneumoniae in these countries and its trend before and during the COVID-19 pandemic were identified.
Conclusions Resistance to carbapenems in K. pneumoniae was determined as a public health problem in Latin America, considered a limiting factor in treating patients with infections caused by Enterobacter. In addition, it was identified that KPC is the main gene responsible for carbapenem resistance.

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Erazo Bravo JD, Jaramillo Ruales EK. Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in nosocomial infections, a review in Latin America. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Jul. 24 [cited 2024 Feb. 27];3:478. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/478

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