Emergence of mobile colistin resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-8 in Saudi Arabia
Paul Antony, C
O.Al Thaqafi, A
Momin, A A
Alhaj-Hussein, B T
Zowawi, H M
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology.
Pathogen Genomics Laboratory
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AbstractColistin represents the last-resort antibiotics used for treating carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae related infections. Colistin resistance has been reported in Saudi Arabia in Gram-negative bacteria (up to 40%). Nevertheless, only a handful of cases were identified to be mcr-linked due to the current clinical microbiology techniques, which do not utilize Whole-Genome Sequencing (WGS). In this study, we surveyed mcrtypes from Multiple-Drug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pnumoniea clinical isolate using WGS.
CitationHala, S., Paul Antony, C., Alshehri, M., Alsaedi, A., O.Al Thaqafi, A., Momin, A. A., … Pain, A. (2020). Emergence of mobile colistin resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-8 in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 13(2), 329. doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2020.01.064
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