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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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through a grant supporting the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellows Program at the University of Minnesota. This study was also supported by a Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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