Pseudomonas aeruginosa a common opportunistic pathogen in Jordan: A review article.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Asem A. Shehabi The University of Jordan, Amman
  • Aya M. Kamal

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is widely present in many diverse environments. It can be found in various living sources, including water, plants, intestinal tract of human and animals, and most importantly hospital environment. The organism is an important cause of nosocomial infections, such as septicemia and pneumonia, life-threatening infections in immunocompromised persons, and chronic infections in cystic fibrosis patients. Recent studies reported that hospitalized patients infected with multidrug resistance (MDR) P. aeruginosa have increased hospital length of stay and mortality. This short review focus on the current common occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of P. aeruginosa in Jordan.

Published
Feb 9, 2019
How to Cite
SHEHABI, Asem A.; KAMAL, Aya M.. Pseudomonas aeruginosa a common opportunistic pathogen in Jordan: A review article.. The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, feb. 2019. ISSN 2174-9094. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/2342>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/827.
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