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Microb Drug Resist. 1995 Winter;1(4):331-3.

Prevalent mechanisms of resistance among common enterobacterial isolates in Greek hospitals.

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Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece.

Abstract

The recent data concerning antibiotic resistance of the enterobacteria isolated in Greek hospitals are reviewed. A variety of mechanisms of resistance, clustered in most of the cases, was observed. Epidemics of plasmids were responsible for dissemination of third-generation cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, and trimethoprim resistance among Klebsiella pneumoniae and, to a lesser extent, Escherichia coli isolates. Stable depression of the expression of chromosomal cephalosporinase is the main cause of resistance to third-generation cephalosporins observed at high frequencies in Enterobacter spp. strains.

PMID:
9158805
DOI:
10.1089/mdr.1995.1.331
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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