Data on the frequency of gyrA and gyrB mutations in fluoroquinolone-resistant isolates of the Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and the Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) are limited. In our analysis, we did not find any resistance-associated mutations in gyrA or gyrB in 105 MAC or MABC clinical isolates, including 72 moxifloxacin-resistant isolates. Our findings suggest that mechanisms other than gyrA and gyrB mutations contribute to moxifloxacin resistance in these organisms.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases