medical Definition of CRE
- … all antibiotic-resistant bacteria arise as bacteria adapt to antibiotics, but the increase in CRE in recent years likely stems at least in part from increased person-to-person transmission.
- —Tracy Hampton, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 8 Oct. 2014
- … the two people who died are among seven patients that UCLA found were infected by the drug-resistant superbug known as CRE—a number that may grow as more patients get tested.
- —Chad Terhune, The Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2015