Could Frequent Carbapenem Use Be a Risk Factor for Colistin Resistance?


GÜNDOĞDU A. , Ulu-Kilic A. , KILIÇ H. , OZHAN E., ALTUN D., CAKIR O., et al.

MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE, cilt.24, ss.774-781, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/mdr.2016.0321
  • Dergi Adı: MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.774-781

Özet

Aims: The antibiotic colistin, which had been previously abandoned, is being brought back as a last line of defense against bacterial infection. However, colistin resistance was reported shortly after its reintroduction. This study evaluated the risk factors for colonization/infections due to colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (ColR-Ab) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ColR-Kp) strains and characterized the molecular epidemiology of these two strains.