ESBL - Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase producing organisms


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General Information

Gram negative bacilli that have potential to produce "broad-spectrum" beta-lactamases that can hydrolyze penicillins and cephalosporins.

Most ESBL producing organisms are nosocomially encountered, are GI flora and are part of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Refer to individual pathogens for information regarding syndromes associated with ESBL producing organisms.