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Molecular Detection of Carpabenem Resistant Gene (blaKPC) among Different Gram Negative Bacteria using Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay, Khartoum State, Sudan


Mutaz A Elsir, Mohammed A. Bakheit , Salma B Satir, Amera I Elkhalifa, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Isam M Elkhidir, Khalid A Enan
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Background: The rapid emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance are leading physicians to rely on the carbapenem class of antibiotics to treat the resistant organisms. However, increasing rates of carbapenem resistance have been reported. blaKPC-producing bacteria are extremely resistant to almost all different classes of antibiotics. This study was carried out to detect the presence of carbapenem resistant genes blaKPC among different gram negative bacteria at Khartoum State, Sudan.

Methods: The study was conducted at Khartoum State, during the period from March to July 2017. A total 61 isolates of different gram negative bacteria that were resistant to carbapeneme were screened for the presence of carbapenem resistant gene blaKPC  using LAMP assay.

Results: Out of 61 isolates tested, Acinetobacter bumannii was the predominant organism. The Klebsiella pmumonaie carbapenemase gene  blaKPC was detected in 23 (37.7%) of the  isolates using LAMP assay.

Conclusion: KPC production is an important mechanism of carbapenem resistance among different gram negative bacteria in Sudan. LAMP assay can provide rapid detection for carbapenem resistant genes.

Mutaz A Elsir, Mohammed A. Bakheit , Salma B Satir, Amera I Elkhalifa, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Isam M Elkhidir, Khalid A Enan

blaKPC Multidrug resistance, Carbapenemases, LAMP.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 4 | March-April - 2018
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2018-03-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
51-54 IJSRSET1734153   Technoscience Academy

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Mutaz A Elsir, Mohammed A. Bakheit , Salma B Satir, Amera I Elkhalifa, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Isam M Elkhidir, Khalid A Enan, "Molecular Detection of Carpabenem Resistant Gene (blaKPC) among Different Gram Negative Bacteria using Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assay, Khartoum State, Sudan", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.51-54, March-April-2018.
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