Detection of carbapenem resistant bacteria (CRB) in Egypt

  • Fady Fady Abd El-Malek Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt
Keywords: Carbapenem resistance, Multidrug resistant bacteria, NDM (New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase), Nosocomial infection, Metallo-β-lactamases


The emergence of resistant bacteria has become a worldwide threat. Multidrug resistant bacteria are globally spread. Several studies were performed to detect new resistant organisms and also the genes which are responsible for their resistance. Carbapenem resistance is considered the most dangerous resistance. In this study, we detect the presence of carbapenem resistant bacteria (CRB) in Egypt. This may cause un-treatable epidemic if its organization is neglected. This study distinguished the pathogens that are carbapenemase producing due to the presence of bla-NDM gene. The results detected the presence of CRB stains such as Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas sp., Citrobacter sp., Enterobacter sp., Acinetobacter sp. and E. coli. As a result from this study, it is now proved that there are CRB in Egypt, thus it must be given a great consideration and must be managed.



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Abd El-Malek, F. (2019). Detection of carbapenem resistant bacteria (CRB) in Egypt. European Journal of Biological Research, 9(3), 173-183. Retrieved from
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