Presence and dissemination of the multiresistance gene cfr in Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

@article{Shen2013PresenceAD,
  title={Presence and dissemination of the multiresistance gene cfr in Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.},
  author={Jianzhong Shen and Yang Wang and Stefan Schwarz},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={1697-706}
}
The emergence of the multiresistance gene cfr in staphylococci is of global concern. In addition to conferring resistance to phenicols, lincosamides, pleuromutilins, streptogramin A antibiotics and selected 16-membered macrolides, the cfr gene also confers resistance to the oxazolidinone linezolid. Linezolid is a last-resort antimicrobial agent for the treatment of serious infections in humans caused by resistant Gram-positive bacteria. The cfr gene is often located on plasmids and several cfr… CONTINUE READING
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