Klebsiella pneumoniae susceptibility to biocides and its association with cepA, qacΔE and qacE efflux pump genes and antibiotic resistance.

@article{Abuzaid2012KlebsiellaPS,
  title={Klebsiella pneumoniae susceptibility to biocides and its association with cepA, qacΔE and qacE efflux pump genes and antibiotic resistance.},
  author={Abdulmonem A Abuzaid and Ahmed Hamouda and Sebastian Giles Becket Amyes},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={87-91}
}
BACKGROUND Although antiseptics are some of the most widely used antibacterials in hospitals, there is very little information on reduced susceptibility to these biocides and its relationship with resistance to antibiotics. AIM To determine the relationship between reduced susceptibility to biocides and the carriage of antiseptic resistance genes, cepA, qacΔE and qacE, as well as identifying the role of efflux pumps in conferring reduced susceptibility. METHODS Susceptibility was assessed… CONTINUE READING