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Microbes Infect. 2006 Jun;8(7):1967-71. Epub 2006 Mar 29.

Mechanisms of fluoroquinolone and macrolide resistance in Campylobacter spp.

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  • 1Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UR086 BioAgresseurs, Santé, Environnement, Nouzilly, France. payot@tours.inra.fr

Abstract

The incidence of human Campylobacter infections is increasing worldwide, as well as the proportion of isolates resistant to fluoroquinolones and/or macrolides, the drugs of choice to treat campylobacteriosis. In this review, we report recent developments in the understanding of the resistance mechanisms to fluoroquinolones and macrolides. In addition, we will discuss the recent findings on multidrug resistance in Campylobacter spp.

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16713726
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10.1016/j.micinf.2005.12.032
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