Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Efficacy of Methanolic Extract of Green and Black Teas against Extended-Spectrum B-Lactamase-Producing Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Efficacy of Methanolic Extract of Green and Black Teas against Extended-Spectrum B-Lactamase-Producing Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

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Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the major bac- teria causing acute infections. β-Lactamase production is the principal defense mechanism in gram negative bacteria. The aim of our study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of Methanolic Extracts of Green and Black Teas on P. aeruginosa Extended Spectrum-β-Lactamases (ESBLs) production.

Methods: This research was carried out on burn wounds of 245 hospitalized patients in Kerman, Iran. P. aeruginosa ESBLs and MBL producing strains were detected by Combi- nation Disk Diffusion Test (CDDT) and Epsilometer test (E- test) strips, respectively. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was measured for Ceftazidime, Meropenem, Imipenem, Aztreonam, Cefotaxime and methanollic extracts of Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea).

Results: From 245 patients in the burn ward, 120 cases were infected with P. …

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