Clustering of antibiotic resistance of E. coli in couples: suggestion for a major role of conjugal transmission

@article{Lietzau2006ClusteringOA,
  title={Clustering of antibiotic resistance of E. coli in couples: suggestion for a major role of conjugal transmission},
  author={Susanne Lietzau and Elke Raum and Heike von Baum and Reinhard Marre and Hermann Brenner},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={119 - 119}
}
BACKGROUND Spread of antibiotic resistance in hospitals is a well-known problem, but studies investigating the importance of factors potentially related to the spread of resistant bacteria in outpatients are sparse. METHODS Stool samples were obtained from 206 healthy couples in a community setting in Southern Germany in 2002-2003. E. coli was cultured and minimal inhibition concentrations were tested. Prevalences of E. coli resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics according to potential… CONTINUE READING

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