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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1418-1424
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.166


Prevalence of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Namitha Thomas and Tarana Sarwat*
Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Enterobacteriaceae which are a normal part of human gut bacteria are the common pathogens causing infections. Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is difficult to treat due to its high level of resistance to carbapenem. The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae in our hospital. Out of 519 clinical isolates identified with Enterobacteriaceae, 80 (18.54%) were found to be carbapenem resistant. Imipenem showed complete resistance among CRE isolates. CRE was common in male patients (53.75%) as well as urine samples (52.1%). Escherichia coli were found as the predominant organism. This study indicates a high prevalence of CRE in our hospital emphasizing the need for implementing more effective infection control practices.


Keywords: Enterobacteriaceae, Carbapenem resistance, Escherichia coli, CRE prevalence
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Namitha Thomas and Tarana Sarwat. 2019. Prevalence of Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in A Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1418-1424. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.166