High incidence of carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates from Lagos, Nigeria
12 April 2023
Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains are on the rise worldwide. This study characterized clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa from three Nigerian hospitals for carbapenem resistance.
The study revealed a high rate of carbapenem resistance and conjugative, broad host range plasmids carrying carbapenemase-encoding genes, especially the NDM-1 type, among isolates of P. aeruginosa. This may forebode the emergency of ubiquitous carbapenem resistance urging the implementation of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship strategies in Nigerian hospitals.
Further reading: JAC Antimicrobial Resistance
Author(s): Adesola Olalekan et alEffective Surveillance
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