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An alarming prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) ESKAPE pathogens and other drug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients with bloodstream infections hospitalized at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Frolian F Augustine, Fauster X Mgaya, Salma A Yahya, Elieshiupendo M. Niccodem, Mecky I. Matee.


This study was conducted between April and May 2023 at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania to determine the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) ESKAPE, and other drug-resistant bacteria isolated from 856 patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). The prevalence of BSIs was 37.3% (319/856), with 5% (17/319) of the patients having polymicrobial infections. The prevalence of BSIs was slightly greater among males (38.3%, 162/423) than females (36.3%, 157/433) (p= 0.585. Most of the infections occurred in children aged

Key words: Bloodstream infections, ESKAPE pathogens, Multidrug-resistant, Sepsis, Tanzania

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