Multi Drug Resistant Gram Negative Pathogens in Long Term Care Facilities: A Steadily Arising ProblemAikaterini Masgala*, Konstantina Kostaki and Ioannis Ioannnidis
Department of Internal Medicine, Konstantopoulio-Patision General Hospital, Athens, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aikaterini Masgala
Department of Internal Medicine
Konstantopoulio-Patision General Hospital, Athens, Greece
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Received date: September 30, 2015; Accepted date: October 15, 2015; Published date: October 22, 2015
Citation: Masgala A, Kostaki K, Ioannnidis I (2015) Multi Drug Resistant Gram Negative Pathogens in Long Term Care Facilities: A Steadily Arising Problem. J Infect Dis Diagn 1:101. doi: 10.4172/JIDD.1000101
Copyright: © 2015 Masgala A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Multidrug resistant bacteria are currently considered as an emergent global disease and a major public health problem. Since the elderly population increases along with people with other disabilities, long term care facilities (LTCFs) is becoming a need. The arising incidence of infections in LTCFs especially from multidrug resistant bacteria is attributed to the transfer of patients from the hospitals to LTCFs and from the LTCFs to the hospitals or the community as well. Recognizing the fact that LTCFs are considered as a reservoir of bacterial resistance, identification of patients at risk and strict implementation of infection control measures must be implemented.