Prevalence of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection Among Patients Attending in Tertiary Care Hospital, Bordering Province of Southern Thailand


  • Yuwadee Dangpheng กลุ่มงานเทคนิคการแพทย์ โรงพยาบาลยะลา
  • Kopuesoh Jareonkul


Prevalence, carbapenem, carbapenemresistant enterobacteriaceae, infection, tertiary care hospital, bordering province, southern Thailand


The objective of this retrospective descriptive study was to investigate the
prevalence of Carbapennem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection among
patients attending in tertiary care hospital. The investigation of infection was
evaluated by using laboratory testing of culture, bacterial identification and
sensitivity of antimicrobial. The data was gathered from 2014 to 2018. The
prevalence of infection was analyzed and presented by descriptive statistics.
Results shows that the prevalence of infection was 1.6, 1.5, 2.4, 4.3 and 5.4%,
respectively. There were Klebsiella pneumonia (2.1, 2.7, 5.5, 10.0, 12.3%),
Escherchia coli (1.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.5, 2.6%), and others (1.3, 1.2, 0.4 ,0.9, 1.0%). The
most prevalence of infection was found in urine (17.5%), pus (16.6%), sputum
(13.97%) and blood (7.20%), respectively. The most prevalence of infection was found in department of intensive
care unit (1.9, 2.7, 6.1, 7.5 ,7.5%), medicine (2.0 ,1.5 ,2.8, 5.6, 5.9%), surgery (2.5, 2.1, 2.9, 4.5, 4.9%), and pediatrics
(1.1, 0.6 ,1.3, 2.5, 2.8%), respectively. The enzyme gene testing showed that there was enzyme NDM-1 (50.65%),
enzyme NDM-1 with OXA (19.48%), enzyme OXA (23.37%), enzyme IMP (2.59%) and others (3.89%). Therefor,
medical and related professionals should provide the stringent measures of drug-resistant control particularly, in
intensive care unit department in order to prevent and control the dissemination of drug-resistant microbacterials.



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Dangpheng Y, Jareonkul K. Prevalence of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection Among Patients Attending in Tertiary Care Hospital, Bordering Province of Southern Thailand. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2019 Nov. 21 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];1(2):20-5. Available from:



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