Antimicrobial Resistance Trends in Respiratory Infections in Libya
Antibiotic Resistance Trends of Bacteria Causing Upper Respiratory Tract Infections; A Four Year Study
Respiratory infection is a major health problem representing over 50 million deaths per year attributed to both community-acquired and nosocomial infection.
The etiological agents of respiratory infections vary from area to another as well as their antibiotics susceptibility.
Among the common bacterial causes of respiratory infections are Streptococcus, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus and Haemophilus influenza.
This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of bacterial pathogen causing upper respiratory tract and the susceptibility patterns to frequently used antibiotics.
Ahmed Atia is a Pharmacologist at Tripoli University.
His research interest covers areas related to drug dispensing practice, pharmaceutical education, access and affordability of medicines, quality use of antibiotics in community.