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Correlation between reduced susceptibility to disinfectants and multidrug resistance among clinical isolates of Acinetobacter species

The aim of this study was to investigate the susceptibility profiles to disinfectants and antimicrobial agents of 283 non-repetitive Acinetobacter clinical isolates obtained in 97 Japanese hospitals in March 2002. Susceptibility profiles of the above isolates to four disinfectants, six antimicrobial agents and two dyes were investigated. The results of the study conclude that, since several Acinetobacter clinical isolates have developed augmented resistance to multiple antimicrobials and disinfectants, it is worth checking the susceptibility to disinfectants if multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter spp. are recurrently isolated clinically. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Author: Kawamura-Sato K, Wachino JI, Kondo T, et al

Published: 24/06/2010

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy