Multidrug Resistance among Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa………A Public Health problem Worldwide

Shamweel Ahmad


Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is an important cause of hospital acquired infections and the second most common pathogen isolated in intensive care unit infections. Surveillance of P. aeruginosa has exposed rising trends in multidrug-resistance. Multidrug-resistant forms of P. aeruginosa are associated with higher mortality and morbidity compared to other bacterial pathogens. Resistant P. aeruginosa is a public health problem that affects many countries of the world. Multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa harbours integrons and other mobile genetic elements such as plasmids and transposons, which easily disseminate antibiotic resistance genes among clinical strains of P. aeruginosa.

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