Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL)

Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL)

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Summary:
Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) microbes are specific bacteria that produce enzymes (extended spectrum beta lactamases) that can break down many common antibiotics, making the antibiotics ineffective.

Audience:
Health care professionals, physicians, nurses

Type:
Fact Sheet

Updated:
May 2013