ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE PROFILE OF ESCHERICHIA COLI CAUSING BACTEREMIA IN PATIENTS IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS


Durmaz S., KİRAZ A., Percin D., Doganay M.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.31, no.3, pp.633-637, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.633-637

Abstract

Aims: A crucial mechanism of antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli (E.coli), a member of gram-negative bacteria that cause infections in intensive care units (ICUs), is beta-lactamase production. This study aims to determine extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production frequency and antibiotic resistance profile of E.coli strains isolated from blood cultures of adult patients in different intensive ICUs at Erciyes University-Kayseri, Turkey.