Antimicrobial resistance in Bacteroides.

  title={Antimicrobial resistance in Bacteroides.},
  author={Beth A. Rasmussen and Karen Bush and Francis P. Tally},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={16 Suppl 4},
Antimicrobial resistance in Bacteroides species has a direct impact on the selection of chemotherapy for anaerobic infections. Multiple studies have documented differences in susceptibility patterns related to individual hospitals, geographic areas, and antibiotic-prescribing practices. Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, tetracycline, clindamycin, and metronidazole has been documented in Bacteroides species. The prime mechanism for beta-lactam resistance is the production of beta-lactamases… CONTINUE READING


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