Investigation of Colistin Heteroresistance and Some Factors Affecting Heteroresistance in Carbapenem-Resistant A. baumannii Strains


Gazel D. , Tatman Otkun M.

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, vol.6, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/mjima.2017.1
  • Title of Journal : MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Abstract

Introduction: Colistin can be used in patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii complex (CR-ABC), but recently resistance to colistin and heteroresistance have been reported. In this study we aimed to investigate the colistin heteroresistance rates and the effects of colistin and its combinations on colistin heteroresistance/resistance development in CR-ABC strains in our hospital.