n South African Medical Journal - Bacteria isolated from bloodstream infections at a tertiary care hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - antimicrobial resistance of isolates : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Retrospective antimicrobial susceptibility profiles from bloodstream infection isolates in Tanzania indicated increasing antimicrobial resistance to the first-line and inexpensive antimicrobial agents. Prospective methicillin-resistant (MRSA) or extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) screening should be accompanied by watching multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates and their susceptibility to first-line antibiotics. MDR isolates in local circulation might still turn out to be susceptible to such drugs, as was found at Sant Parmanand Hospital, a 140-bed private, tertiary care, multidisciplinary hospital in Delhi. From January to November 2010, 5 MDR bacteria were isolated from patients with serious infections.

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