Prevalence of carbapenemase production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates causing clinical infections in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

1Ettu, A. O., *2Oladapo, B. A., and 2Oduyebo, O., O.
1Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
2Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

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Abstract:
Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been highly associated with carbapenem resistance in which carbapenemases has been suggested to be a major contributory factor. Hence the objective of this study was to phenotypically detect KPC-type carbapenemase, metallo-β-lactamase and OXA-48 carbapenemase production in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Nigeria Continue reading “Prevalence of carbapenemase production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates causing clinical infections in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria”