IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 399-403

Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review

Authors: Fahad Sulaiman Alenazi, Khalid Mohammad Saad Alzahrani, Manal Moslh Alhuwaiti, Adel Ail Alshahri.

ABSTRACT

Antibiotics are drugs which are important for the treatment of bacterial infection. They are effective in case of appropriate treatment; however, misuse might lead to bacterial resistance. The resistance could be noted when the antibiotic loses its ability to control bacterial growth and killing them effectively. The knowledge of general population might affect their usage of antibiotic and in turn affect antibiotic resistance. To overview antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia and the knowledge of general population about such problem, an online research process was involved to search for scientific articles related to the current subject through scientific websites and using several keywords. Around 46 articles were obtained and inclusion criteria was set to select articles, and according to the inclusion criteria, only 20 articles were included. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem and it is also a problem that truly exists in Saudi Arabia. It requires cooperation between physicians and population to overcome such problem. Also increasing the knowledge of population about this problem is very essential

Keywords:
Antibiotic, Resistance, KSA, Consequences


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Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review


Authors
Fahad Sulaiman Alenazi
Pharmacist, King Salman Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Mohammad Saad Alzahrani
Pharmacist, King Salman Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Manal Moslh Alhuwaiti
Pharmacist, King Salman Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Adel Ail Alshahri
Pharmacist, King Salman Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
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Publication history
Received 08 Dec 2021
Accepted 30 Dec 2021
Published online 08 Jan 2022
Published in print 19 Jan 2022

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Alenazi FS, Alzahrani KMS, Alhuwaiti MM, Alshahri AA. Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


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Alenazi FS, Alzahrani KMS, Alhuwaiti MM, Alshahri AA. Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=40351 [Access: May 25, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


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Alenazi FS, Alzahrani KMS, Alhuwaiti MM, Alshahri AA. Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. IJMDC. 2022; 6(2): 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Alenazi FS, Alzahrani KMS, Alhuwaiti MM, Alshahri AA. Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. IJMDC. (2022), [cited May 25, 2022]; 6(2): 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


Harvard Style

Alenazi, F. S., Alzahrani, . K. M. S., Alhuwaiti, . M. M. & Alshahri, . A. A. (2022) Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. IJMDC, 6 (2), 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


Turabian Style

Alenazi, Fahad Sulaiman, Khalid Mohammad Saad Alzahrani, Manal Moslh Alhuwaiti, and Adel Ail Alshahri. 2022. Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


Chicago Style

Alenazi, Fahad Sulaiman, Khalid Mohammad Saad Alzahrani, Manal Moslh Alhuwaiti, and Adel Ail Alshahri. "Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alenazi, Fahad Sulaiman, Khalid Mohammad Saad Alzahrani, Manal Moslh Alhuwaiti, and Adel Ail Alshahri. "Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.2 (2022), 399-403. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alenazi, F. S., Alzahrani, . K. M. S., Alhuwaiti, . M. M. & Alshahri, . A. A. (2022) Antibiotic resistance in Saudi Arabia; review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (2), 399-403. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1638925156


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