Enterobacteriaceae

Taxonomy

  • Family Enterobacteriaceae (colloquially termed “enteric bacteria”)

Organisms


Microbiology

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

  • Incidence: 2.93 cases/100k population [MEDLINE]
  • Organisms [MEDLINE]
  • Clinical Associations
    • Most CRE’s were isolated from a urinary source
    • Most CRE’s were associated with high prevalence of prior hospitalizations, prior indwelling devices, or discharge to a long-term care setting

References

  • Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in 7 US Communities, 2012-2013. JAMA. 2015 Oct 5:1479-1487. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.12480 [MEDLINE]