A Review on Bacterial Resistance to Cefepime

Author's: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal1,2, Asfa Ashraf2,3*
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.*Corresponding Author: Asfa Ashraf;Email: sundausnaeem@yahoo.com
Article Type: Mini-Review     Published: Apr. 30, 2020 Pages: Online first
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Cefepime is a potent, broad-spectrum, fourth-generation cephalosporin with enhanced activity against most bacterial pathogens that are resistant to other cephalosporins. Cephalosporins are used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections (pneumonia, tonsillitis, and bronchitis), skin infections, and urinary tract infections (UTI’s). In recent years, the rise of antibiotic resistance has become a serious public health threat. Cefepime resistance is spreading rapidly, causing several outbreaks and treatment failure of many infections. This review focuses on current understanding and future perspectives of cefepime resistance in bacteria.


Cefepime, cephalosporin, antibiotic resistance, multidrug-resistant bacteria, bacterial infections.


Iqbal, M.N., Ashraf, A., 2020. A Review on Bacterial Resistance to Cefepime. Int. J. Mol. Microbiol., 3(1): IJMM-2020-014.