Antibiotic-resistant clones in Gram-negative pathogens: presence of global clones in Korea

  • Kwan Soo KoEmail author


Antibiotic resistance is a global concern in public health. Antibiotic-resistant clones can spread nationally, internationally, and globally. This review considers representative antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial clones–CTX-M- 15-producing ST131 in Escherichia coli, extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing ST11 and KPC-producing ST258 in Klebsiella pneumoniae, IMP-6-producing, carbapenem-resistant ST235 in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and OXA-23-producing global clone 2 in Acinetobacter baumannii–that have disseminated worldwide, including in Korea. The findings highlight the urgency for systematic monitoring and international cooperation to suppress the emergence and propagation of antibiotic resistance.


Escherichia coli Klebsiella pneumoniae Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acinetobacter baumannii 


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