Multidrug resistance in pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from nosocomial respiratory and urinary infections in aleppo, Syria

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Introduction: Pseudomonas aeruginosa represents a serious clinical challenge due to its frequent involvement in nosocomial infections and its tendency towards multidrug resistance. Methodology: This study uncovered antibiotic susceptibility patterns in 177 isolates from inpatients in three key hospitals in Aleppo, the largest city in Syria. Results: Exceptionally low susceptibility to most routinely used antibiotics was uncovered; resistance to ciprofloxacin and gentamicin was 64.9% and 70.3%, respectively. Contrarily, susceptibility to colistin was the highest (89.1%). Conclusions: Multidrug resistance was rife, found at a rate of 53.67% among studied P. aeruginosa isolates.

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Mahfoud, M., Al Najjar, M., & Hamzeh, A. R. (2015). Multidrug resistance in pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from nosocomial respiratory and urinary infections in aleppo, Syria. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 9(2), 210–213. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.5643

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