Increasing resistance to fluoroquinolones in escherichia coli from urinary tract infections in the netherlands.

@article{Goettsch2000IncreasingRT,
  title={Increasing resistance to fluoroquinolones in escherichia coli from urinary tract infections in the netherlands.},
  author={Wim G Goettsch and Wilfrid van Pelt and Nico Nagelkerke and Michiel R G Hendrix and Anton G. M. Buiting and Pieter L.C. Petit and L. J. M. Sabbe and Arjanne J. van Griethuysen and Albert J. de Neeling},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={223-8}
}
In continuous surveillance of routine samples from five Dutch laboratories, we studied resistance to the antibiotics most commonly prescribed for urinary tract infections (UTI) in The Netherlands, namely norfloxacin, amoxycillin, trimethoprim and nitrofurantoin, from 1989 to 1998 in >90000 Escherichia coli isolates. Resistance to norfloxacin increased from 1.3% in 1989 to 5.8% in 1998. Multiresistance, defined as resistance to norfloxacin and at least two of the other three antibiotics… CONTINUE READING

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