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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in the community. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Extended-spectrum AmpC cephalosporinases (ESACs) have been reported in Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii. Here, we characterize a new AmpC variant(More)
Sir, Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibacterial agents commonly used in clinical practice. When quinolones became widely used, bacterial resistance to them emerged rapidly and, over the past(More)
BACKGROUND Combined resistance to quinolones and β-lactams is common in Enterobacteriaceae. The appearance in enterobacteria coding for metallo-β-lactamases and determinants of plasmid-mediated(More)