Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) - Information for patients being screened for Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) is a family of bacteria that produces an enzyme that breaks down carbapenem antibiotics so they no longer work – the bacteria are usually resistant to these and many other antibiotics. This consumer resource explains how people get infected and screening procedures for CPE.
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