Which antibiotics are effective for treatment of resistant metallo-beta-lactamases infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Metallo-beta-lactamases (Amber class B) include imipenemase (IMP), Verona integron-encoded MBL (VIM), and NDM-1 and are generally resistant to all antibiotics except tigecycline and colistin.


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