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AMR Challenges: An MIS-C COVID-19 Patient in a LMIC
This webinar was hosted on Tuesday, the 21st of June 2022 from 8:00 - 9:00 EDT


Shirani Chandrasiri, Sri Lanka
Esmita Charani, UK
Duminda Samsrasinghe, Sri Lanka
Seif Al-Abri, Oman

*This webinar is supported with an Unrestricted Educational Grant from bioMérieux.

This session will review some of the AMR challenges faced in low and middle income countries. AMR is a growing problem globally. The increase in resistance of microbes to antimicrobials is outpaced by the development of effective and safe antimicrobial agents. AMR has both health and economic impacts particularly in low and middle income countries. In low resource settings, there is low availability and high costs of some of the laboratory tests routinely conducted in high income countries to manage AMR. This grand round presentation is a clinical case presentation of an infectious disease with eventful progression in a middle income country.
1. S. Gandra, G. Alvarez-Uria, P. Turner, J. Joshi, D. Limmathurotsakul, H.R. van Doorn. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in low-and middle-income countries: progress and challenges in eight South Asian and Southeast Asian countries Clin Microbiol Rev, 33 (2020), pp. 1-29
2. Wellcome (2020). The Global Response to AMR: Momentum, success, and critical gaps.
Discussion questions:

1. Considering AMR is a growing global health concern. What are the major challenges in AMR faced by low and middle income countries?
2. What laboratory capacities are required to reduce the burden of AMR in this setting?
3. The case presentation highlights some of the challenges faced in the management of Infectious diseases. What could have been done better in the management of this case? Taking into account the limitations encountered?

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