Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Molecular Analysis of Clinical Specimens of Carbapenem Resistance in Gram Negative Bacilli

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Molecular Analysis of Clinical Specimens of Carbapenem Resistance in Gram Negative Bacilli

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Background: In this study, while locally carbapenemase resistance surveillance is done, it is also aimed to epidemiological database of Turkey.

Methods: In period of one year between February 2012 and March 2013, 168 carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae members collected from several hospitals, clinics and polyclinics of Cukurova University, Baskent University, and Faculty of Medicine of Mustafa Kemal University. The confirmed samples,antibiotic susceptibility tests phenotypically and the PCR and sequence analysis method genotypically were investigated for carbapenemase enzymes.

Results: Among consisting strains of this study, resistance to over 80% of Penicillin, beta-lactam/beta lactamase inhibitor combinations, cephalosporins, ertapenem, imipenem and trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole, 50-70% resistance to aztreonam, meropenem, gentamicin, tetracycline, fluoroquinolone type antibiotics, resistance to colistin reached level 5. …

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