High prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing strains among blood isolates of Enterobacter spp. collected in a tertiary hospital during an 8-year period and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns

Hyunjoo Pai, Jung Yun Hong, Jeong Hum Byeon, Yun Kyung Kim, Hoan Jong Lee

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    Abstract

    Of 72 blood isolates of Enterobacter spp. collected over an 8-year period, 50% (36 of 72) were derepressed or partially derepressed AmpC mutants. The extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production rate was 43% (31 of 72 isolates), and 67.3% (31 of 46) of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant strains produced ESBLs. Thus, a confirmatory test for ESBL production is necessary for extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacter spp.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3159-3161
    Number of pages3
    JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Volume48
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases

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