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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 41-46
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.41.46
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Detection of Betalactamase Producing Bacterial Genes and their Clinical Features

R.Bt. Hashim, S. Husin and M.M. Rahman

The present study was aimed to identify the gene of drug resistance betaclamase producing bacteria and clinical features of the infected patients at Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Blood samples from the patients were collected, processed and betalactamase producing drug resistance bacteria were identified by antibiotic sensitivity testing. Genes of the drug resistance bacteria were detected and characterized by polymerase chain reaction. A total of 34 isolates of drug resistance Betalactamase producing E.coli and Klebsiella spp. were isolated from 2,502 patients. Most common drug resistance gene TEM was found in 50% of the isolates. 11% was found positive for both TEM and SHV. Next 11% of the isolates expressed only SHV genes. Clinical features of the patients were recorded from where the bacteria isolated. Regarding community affiliations 70.5% of the infected patients were Malay 17.6% were Indian and 11.7% were Chinese. Majority of the patients has an underlying pre-morbid condition as reflected by their diagnosis. Better infection control and hygiene in hospitals, plus controlled and prudent use of antibiotics, is required to minimize the impact of drug resistance betalactamase producing bacteria and the spread of infections.
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How to cite this article:

R.Bt. Hashim, S. Husin and M.M. Rahman, 2011. Detection of Betalactamase Producing Bacterial Genes and their Clinical Features. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14: 41-46.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.41.46






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