extended-spectrum beta-lactamase resistance


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extended-spectrum beta-lactamase resistance

Abbreviation: ESBL
An enzymatically mediated antibiotic resistance found in gram-negative bacilli (such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter cloacae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), that make these bacteria resistant to cephalosporins and penicillin antibiotics.
See also: resistance
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