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Antimicrobial resistance in Africa: a systematic review

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Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely acknowledged as a global problem, yet in many parts of the world its magnitude is still not well understood. This review, using a public health focused approach, aimed to understand and describe the current status of AMR in Africa in relation to common causes of infections and drugs recommended in WHO treatment guidelines.

Methods: PubMed, EMBASE and other relevant databases were searched for recent articles (2013–2...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12879-017-2713-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Infectious Diseases More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
616
Publication date:
2017-09-11
Acceptance date:
2017-09-04
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EISSN:
1471-2334
Pmid:
28893183
Language:
English
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pubs:730305
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uuid:06fdd2af-f580-4045-8d11-6e120342256b
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pubs:730305
Source identifiers:
730305
Deposit date:
2017-09-26

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