Molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of Enterobacter spp. from three distinct populations in Grampian, UK

F. M. Wagenlehner, Fiona MacKenzie, Kenneth James Forbes, Ian M Gould

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Abstract

The distribution of Enterobacter spp. within the population of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary was compared with the outpatient population with regard to molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance. Enterobacter spp. from 60 patients and one environmental site were characterised as ITU, non ITU and outpatients' isolates. Thirty-five percent were blood culture isolates. Cefotaxime resistant strains in the hospital were frequent. Cefotaxime (64%) sensitive isolates were inducible for hyperproduction of Bush group I P-lactamase. Isolates were further investigated by PFGE. Isolates (27%) were clonally related and typed in four clusters. Consecutive isolates were studied in selected patients showing minor genomic changes. One environmental isolate from a deep sink at ITU was related to a patient's isolate. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. and International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-425
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Enterobacter spp.
  • clonal relationship
  • antibiotic resistance
  • FIELD GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS
  • BETA-LACTAMASES
  • CLOACAE
  • PATTERNS
  • BACTEREMIA
  • INFECTION
  • UNIT

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