Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

ISSN: 2684-4559

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Antibiotic Resistance Trends in the Kingdom of Bahrain


Ali Bin Thani

Antibiotic resistance is threatening the health sectors in different developing countries. The first report on antibiotic resistance in the Kingdom of Bahrain was in 2003. The work was comparing the number of Shigella isolates for the years 1984-1988 and 1994-2001. In 2009 another study investigated 11,886 isolates and 22.6% were ESBLs. Two more studies had covered the prevalence of ESBLs in 2011 and 2014. This time the trend of ESBLs had showed an increase in CTX-M with respective detection percentages of 98% and 93.8%. Even though that there is an increase in the number of ESBLs with a predominance for CTX-M type of ESBLs still no carbapenem resistant isolates were noted as yet.


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