Characterization of a beta-lactamase found in Eikenella corrodens.

Eleven strains of Eikenella corrodens with beta-lactamase activity were isolated from a patient with refractory periodontitis who had previously been treated with penicillin antibiotics. These strains were relatively resistant to benzylpenicillin, amoxicillin, and ampicillin (MICs, greater than or equal to 64 micrograms/ml); susceptible to amoxicillin… CONTINUE READING