High carriage rates of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria in neonatal intensive care units from Ghana

  31 March 2020

Carriage of multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria (GN) in hospitalized neonates may increase the risk of difficult-to-treat invasive infections at neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Data on MDR GN-carriage among hospitalized newborns in Africa is limited.

High carriage rates of MDR GN including carbapenemase-producing enterobacterales may be an emerging problem in NICUs in Africa.

Author(s): Appiah-Korang Labi, Stephanie Bjerrum, Christabel C Enweronu-Laryea, Prosper K Ayibor, Karen L Nielsen, Rasmus L Marvig, Mercy J Newman, Leif P Andersen, Jorgen A L Kurtzhals
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