High prevalence of resistance to third-generation cephalosporins detected among clinical isolates from sentinel healthcare facilities in Lagos, Nigeria

Emelda E. Chukwu, Oluwatoyin B. Awoderu, Christian A. Enwuru, Ebelechukwu E. Afocha, Rahman G. Lawal, Rahaman A. Ahmed, Ishola Olanrewaju, Chika K. Onwuamah, Rosemary A. Audu & Folasade T. Ogunsola
Abstract Background Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial pathogens is a worldwide concern that demands immediate attention. Most information on AMR originates from high-income countries and little is known about the burden in Africa, particularly Nigeria. Using four sentinel sites (General hospitals) in Lagos State, this study sought to estimate the burden of AMR. Methods This is a hospital-based surveillance using secondary health care centres. Four sites were randomly selected and included in the study. Clinical...
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