We're running out of antibiotics for multidrug-resistant gram-negative "superbugs"

We're running out of antibiotics for multidrug-resistant gram-negative "superbugs."

These bacteria have genes that make them resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins...and sometimes carbapenems. Plus they're often also resistant to aminoglycosides and quinolones.

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producers are resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins...but usually susceptible to carbapenems (Primaxin, etc).

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