Modified double-disc test for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

@article{Kader2006ModifiedDT,
  title={Modified double-disc test for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.},
  author={Abdulrahman Abdulla Kader and Kumar Angamuthu and Katapadi Ananthkrishna Kamath and Mohamed Nassimu Zaman},
  journal={British journal of biomedical science},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={51-4}
}
This study evaluates the performance of a modified double-disc test (MDDT) for the detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Ninety-six isolates of E. coli and 40 K. pneumoniae are studied for ESBL production by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) combination disc tests and MDDT A total of 112 (82%) isolates (80 [83%] E. coli, 32 [80%] K. pneumoniae) were positive for ESBL by MDDT… CONTINUE READING