Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance (PCC-CAR)


Dear Colleagues of the «Caribbean External Quality Assurance Program in Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Resistance»(PCC-CAR):

In the present newsletter we are sending you:

1)  Consensus on ?-Lactamase Nomenclature. Bradford PA, Bonomo RA, Bush K, Carattoli A, Feldgarden M, Haft DH, Ishii Y, Jacoby GA, Klimke W, Palzkill T, Poirel L, Rossolini GM, Tamma PD, Arias CA. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2022 Apr 19;66(4):e0033322. doi: 10.1128/aac.00333-22.

2) Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidance on the Treatment of AmpC ?-lactamase-Producing Enterobacterales, Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Infections. Tamma PD, Aitken SL, Bonomo RA, Mathers AJ, van Duin D, Clancy CJ. Available online at

3) Epidemiological Alert Emergence and spread of Shigella sonnei with extreme resistance to antibiotics. Potential risk for Latin America and the Caribbean. Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization. 6 June 2022, Washington, D.C.: PAHO/WHO; 2022. Available online at

4) IDSA guidance and ESCMID guidelines: complementary approaches toward a care standard for MDR Gram-negative infections. Lawandi A, Yek C, Kadri SS. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2022; 28:465-9.

5) Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019: a systematic analysis. Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators. The Lancet, 2022, 399:629-55.  Best regards and we will keep in touch!.

Alejandra Corso and  Paula Gagetti.

Servicio Antimicrobianos

Regional Reference Laboratory on Antimicrobial Resistance (RRL)

Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas

ANLIS «Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán».

Secretaria de Salud y Desarrollo Social

Av. Velez Sarsfield 563 (1281)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

+54 11 43032812