A risk for returned travellers: the “post-antibiotic era”

Geethanie A T P Fernando, Peter J Collignon and Jan M Bell
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03747.x
Published online: 5 July 2010

To the Editor: Infections caused by multiresistant gram-negative organisms are difficult to treat. Carbapenems are often used as a last resort but even these are under threat with the emergence of acquired metallo-b-lactamases worldwide, including Australia,1,2 India, China and Europe.

  • Geethanie A T P Fernando1
  • Peter J Collignon1
  • Jan M Bell2

  • 1 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Unit, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 SA Pathology (Women’s and Children’s Hospital), Adelaide, SA.


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