Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Bacteroides fragilis group organisms in Korea

Kyungwon Lee, Hee Bong Shin, Yunsop Chong

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance patterns of 913 clinical isolates of Bacteroides fragilis group organisms were monitored during an 8-year period in Korea. In general the resistance rates of the non-fragilis B. fragilis group species were higher than those of B. fragilis for all the drugs tested. The rate of resistance to clindamycin remarkably increased and those to some β-lactam drugs such as piperacillin and cefotaxime also increased. No isolates were found to be resistant to imipenem, metronidazole, or chloramphenicol. β-lactam and β-lactamase inhibitor combinations and cefoxitin were more active than the other β-lactams. Therefore, these agents may be considered when empirical selection of antimicrobial agents is required to treat severe anaerobic infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-586
Number of pages9
JournalYonsei Medical Journal
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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Lactams
Bacteroides fragilis
Korea
Cefoxitin
Piperacillin
Cefotaxime
Clindamycin
Imipenem
Metronidazole
Chloramphenicol
Anti-Infective Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Infection

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Lee, Kyungwon ; Shin, Hee Bong ; Chong, Yunsop. / Antimicrobial resistance patterns of Bacteroides fragilis group organisms in Korea. In: Yonsei Medical Journal. 1998 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 578-586.
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