Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

CIPROFLOXACIN SUSCEPTIBILITY OF CLINICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA ISOLATED FROM ISFAHAN, Iran

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

CIPROFLOXACIN SUSCEPTIBILITY OF CLINICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA ISOLATED FROM ISFAHAN, Iran

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Background: In this study, the susceptibility of 20 environ- mental and 21 clinical isolates of Non- tuberculous Mycobac- teria to ciprofloxacin was determined by agar dilution meth- od.

Methods: Total of 41environmental and clinical isolates of NTM from microbial collections of Isfahan Microbiology Department and Tuberculosis center were obtained. The isolates were identified by conventional including pigmenta- tion, growth temperature, rate of growth, Ziehl-Neelsen staining and multiplex PCR as molecular methods. The sus- ceptibility of isolates to different concentrations of ciproflox- acin (1, 2 and 4µg/ml) was determined by agar dilution method according to the CLSI guideline

Results: From 41 isolates identified by phenotypic and mo- lecular methods, the frequency of isolates were as follow: M. fortuitum ; 27 cases, M. …

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