Antimicrobial drug resistance in blood culture isolates at a tertiary hospital, Uganda

Henry Kajumbula, Ayako Wendy Fujita, Olive Mbabazi, Christine Najjuka, Charles Izale, Andrew Akampurira, Steven Aisu, Mohammed Lamorde, Richard Walwema, Nathan C. Bahr, David B. Meya, David R. Boulware, Yukari C. Manabe

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Abstract

We summarize antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) patterns from blood cultures at a tertiary hospital in Uganda. High rates of resistance to first-line antibiotic drugs were observed among Staphylococcus aureus and gram-negative organisms. Microbiology services with susceptibility testing should be strengthened to support standardized reporting of AMR data in sub-Saharan Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-175
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Kajumbula, H., Fujita, A. W., Mbabazi, O., Najjuka, C., Izale, C., Akampurira, A., Aisu, S., Lamorde, M., Walwema, R., Bahr, N. C., Meya, D. B., Boulware, D. R., & Manabe, Y. C. (2018). Antimicrobial drug resistance in blood culture isolates at a tertiary hospital, Uganda. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(1), 174-175. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2401.171112