The prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance mechanisms in colonizing Escherichia coli isolates recovered from hospitalized patients.

@article{Lautenbach2010ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance mechanisms in colonizing Escherichia coli isolates recovered from hospitalized patients.},
  author={Ebbing Lautenbach and Joshua Metlay and Xiangqun Mao and Xiaoyan Han and Neil O. Fishman and Warren B. Bilker and Pam Tolomeo and M. Wheeler and Irving Nachamkin},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={280-5}
}
BACKGROUND Fluoroquinolones are the most commonly prescribed antimicrobials. The epidemiology of fecal colonization with Escherichia coli demonstrating reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones remains unclear. METHODS During a 3-year period (15 September 2004 through 19 October 2007), all patients hospitalized for >3 days were approached for fecal sampling. All E. coli isolates with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones (minimum inhibitory concentration [MIC] of levofloxacin, 0.125… CONTINUE READING

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