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Title: Antimicrobial resistance and plasmid profiles of urinary Escherichia coli isolates from Jordanian patients
Authors: Shehabi, A.A.
Mahafzah, A.M.
Al Khalili, K.Z.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: We investigated antimicrobial resistance patterns and plasmid profiles of uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from inpatients and outpatients at Jordan University Hospital in 2000 and 2001. E. coli accounted for 32.4% and 37.4% of all isolates respectively. The lowest susceptibility was for ampicillin [11%], cotrimoxazole [23%] and tetracycline [26%]. The relative incidence of resistant isolates of E. coli to nalidixic acid, gentamicin, norfloxacin, cefuroxime and nitrofurantoin was significantly greater for inpatients than for outpatients [P< 0.05]. A large, transferable R-plasmid of 28 kb was found in most E. coli isolates [67%] that were resistant to at least ampicillin, cotrimoxazole and tetracycline.This R-plasmid reservoir may contribute to the spread of multiple antibiotic resistance in our Region
Description: 322-328
Keywords: Community-Acquired Infections
Cross Infection
DNA, Bacterial
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Drug Utilization
Epidemiology, Molecular
Subject: Escherichia coli
ISSN: 1020-3397
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