Patterns of infections, aetiological agents and antimicrobial resistance at a tertiary care hospital in northern Tanzania

by Happiness Houka Kumburu, Tolbert Sonda, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga et al.
Tropical Medicine and International Health, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 454–464, April 2017

11 pp. 92 kB
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.12836/epdf

The study has revealed a wide range of causative agents, with an alarming rate of resistance to the commonly used antimicrobial agents. Furthermore, the bacterial spectrum differs from those often observed in high-income countries. This highlights the imperative of regular generation of data on aetiological agents and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns especially in infectious disease endemic settings.

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