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Mortality Odds Among Patients with Resistant Bacterial Infections

Mortality Odds Among Patients with Resistant Bacterial Infections

CDDEP researchers examined the association between multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) bacterial infections across India in 2015. Results indicate that patients who acquired MDR bacterial infections were 1.57 times more likely to die, compared to patients with similar susceptible infections, while patients who acquired XDR infections were 2.65 times more likely to die when accounting for age, sex, site of infection, and the number of coinfections. In both the ICU and non-ICU, the odds of mortality were higher among patients with XDR infections