Short description
Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) are bacterial enzymes that render certain antibiotics ineffective and make bacteria multidrug-resistant.
Beta-Laktamasen mit erweitertem Spektrum

Detailed description

ESBLs result from mutation of the common beta-lactamase. They confer resistance to several beta-lactam antibiotics. This makes ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae multidrug-resistant, a situation particularly problematic in hospitals.