CRE Infection: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 11/6/2021

CRE infection refers to an infection caused by bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). These bacteria have developed resistance to multiple antibiotics. CRE can cause many kinds of infections, including urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and septic shock (infection of the bloodstream).

Signs and symptoms of CRE infection depend on the type of infection that is present. Associated symptoms and signs can include

Cause of a CRE Infection

Infection with the bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) causes a CRE infection.

Other cre infection symptoms and signs

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References
Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.