Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Bulgarian hospitals.

@article{Markovska2008ExtendedspectrumBE,
  title={Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Bulgarian hospitals.},
  author={Rumyana Markovska and Ines Schneider and Emma Keuleyan and Mariya Sredkova and Dobrinka Ivanova and Boyka A. Markova and Grozdanka Lazarova and Elisaveta Dragijeva and Encho Savov and Irina Haydouchka and Nasya Hadjieva and Lena Petrova Setchanova and Ivan K. Mitov and Adolf Bauernfeind},
  journal={Microbial drug resistance},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={119-28}
}
The aim of the study was to describe the emergence, the spread, and the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Bulgaria. Over eight years (1996-2003), 442 ESBL-screen-positive isolates were collected in nine medical institutions in four Bulgarian towns. Class A ESBLs of the SHV, TEM, and CTX-M groups were identified in seven species. SHV-type enzymes persisted during the whole study period, TEM-ESBLs appeared first in 1999, and CTX-M-types appeared… CONTINUE READING

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