Extended-spectrum cephalosporinases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

@article{RodrguezMartnez2009ExtendedspectrumCI,
  title={Extended-spectrum cephalosporinases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={J M Rodr{\'i}guez-Mart{\'i}nez and Laurent Poirel and Patrice L. Nordmann},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1766-71}
}
The characterization of AmpC-type beta-lactamases was performed in a collection of 32 clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates with intermediate susceptibility or resistance to imipenem and ceftazidime. Twenty-one out of those 32 isolates overexpressed AmpC beta-lactamase, and the MICs of ceftazidime and imipenem were reduced after cloxacillin addition. Cloning and sequencing identified 10 AmpC beta-lactamase variants. Reduced susceptibility to imipenem, ceftazidime, and cefepime was observed… CONTINUE READING
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