Carriage duration of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a hospital cohort - implications for infection control measures
Mo Y., Hernandez-Koutoucheva A., Musicha P., Bertrand D., Lye D., Ng OT., Fenlon S., Chen S., Ling ML., Tang WY., Barkham T., Nagarajan N., Cooper B., Marimuthu K.
Carriage duration of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is uncertain. We followed 21 CPE carriers over one year. Mean carriage duration was 86 (95%CrI= [60, 122]) days, with 98.5% (95%CrI= [95.0, 99.8]) probability of decolonization in one year. Antibiotic consumption was associated with prolonged carriage. CPE-carriers' status should be reviewed yearly.