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A global health crisis under the spotlight

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE), are spreading globally and alarming fast. 1,2

With antibiotic resistance infiltrating every corner of the world, it is time that we all pay attention. 3

Here, you will find information on carbapenemases, their rising threat and their epidemiology, across both Europe and in the UK. 

By better understanding how the prodution of CPE impacts patient care and outcomes, we can strive to take control of their rising threat. Together. 


The threat of CPE

CPE are a subset of carbapenem-resistant enterobacterales (CRE), which are enterobacterales that test resistant to at least one of the carbapenem antibiotics or produce a carbapenemase. 4-5

Carbapenemases can include metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs), Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) and Oxacillinase-48-like carbapenemases (OXA-48-like). 1,6

Globally, there are five main carbapenemases of clinical relevance known as the "Big Five" 1,6

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The mortality rate associated with infections caused by CRE can reach approximately 40% 7*

There is an urgent need to tackle problematic carbapenemases and slow their spread in difficult to treat organisms, 1,2,8 with the ultimate aim of helping to prevent unnecessary morbidity and mortality.

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* Based on the all cause 28-day mortality of carbapennemase producing Klebsiella pneumonia strains found through a retrospective observational study (N=205).7

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References : 

1. Henderson J, et al. Hosp Infect 2020;104:12-9
2. Nordmann P, et al. Emerg Infect Dis 2011; 17:1791-8
3. World Health Organisation 2020. Antibiotic Resistance available at Published July 2020: accessed March 2024
4. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CRE technical information. Available at:, published November 2019; accessed March 2024
5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Available at: Accessed March 2024
6. Bonin RA, et al. Front Med(Lausanne) 2021; 7:616490
7. Daikos GL, et al. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014; 58:2322-8
8. Bonomo RA, et al Clin Infect Dis 2018; 66:1290-7
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