Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes and Escherichia coli from the Faroese population, correlation with antimicrobial use and comparison with Denmark and Iceland
Marita Debess Magnussen
Heilsufrøðiliga Starvsstovan og Landspitali
Stuðul úr Granskingargrunninum:
There is very limited knowledge about antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens in the Faroese population. Antimicrobial resistance has become a global problem and new resistant pathogens are continuously emerging. It should be assumed that resistance is also increasing in the Faroe Islands a potential threat for future treatment of infectious diseases.
This research project is important for the Faroese community since it will give valuable information about antimicrobial resistance in three of the most significant human pathogens in addition, it could make antimicrobial treatment more focused by reducing the use of broad spectrum antimicrobials. Information will be collected about the consumption of antimicrobial agents in the Faroese community, which will subsequently be compared with the use in Iceland and Denmark.
Representative isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from healthy children. Streptococcus pyogenes from patients with sore throat and Escherichia coli from patients with urinary tract infections will be collected from the Faroese population. The cultures, identification and susceptibility testing will be performed at Landssjúkrahúsið but serotyping, molecular typing and investigation of multiresistant isolates at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland. Correlation the antimicrobial susceptibility data and antimicrobial consumption data from the Faroese Islands, Iceland and Denmark will give important information about the relationship between usage and resistance thereby providing tools for interventions.