Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Burkholderia pseudomallei among melioidosis cases in Kedah, Malaysia.

@article{Hassan2014AntimicrobialSP,
  title={Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Burkholderia pseudomallei among melioidosis cases in Kedah, Malaysia.},
  author={Muhammad R A Hassan and Natesan Vijayalakshmi and Subhada Prasad Pani and Ng Pey Peng and Ranjith Mehenderkar and Kirtanaa Voralu and Edwin Michael},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={680-8}
}
Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality particularly among diabetics. We evaluated 228 isolates of B. pseudomallei for antimicrobial sensitivity during 2005-2010 using the disc diffusion technique, of which 144 were obtained from blood culture. More than 90% of the strains were susceptible to cefoperazone, ceftazidime, chloramphenicol and imipenem. Eighty-two percent of the isolates were susceptible to tetracycline and… CONTINUE READING

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