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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Perspective

Global Spread of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

Patrice NordmannComments to Author , Thierry Naas, and Laurent Poirel

Author affiliation: Bicêtre Hospital, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

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Table 2

Breakpoint values (MIC, mg/L) for carbapenems according to guidelines in Europe (EUCAST) and the United States (CLSI), September 2010*

Carbapenem EUCAST
CLSI
S R S R
Ertapenem <0.5 >1 <0.25 >1
Imipenem <2 >8 <1 >4
Meropenem <2 >8 <1 >4

*EUCAST, European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (www.eucast.org/clinical_breakpoints); CLSI, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; S, sensitive; R, resistant.

*EUCAST, European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (www.eucast.org/clinical_breakpoints); CLSI, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; S, sensitive; R, resistant.

*EUCAST, European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (www.eucast.org/clinical_breakpoints); CLSI, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute; S, sensitive; R, resistant.

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