Isolation of an amikacin-resistant Escherichia coli strain after tobramycin treatment of previous recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

J. Ruiz, S. Bertran, G. Sauca, A. Julià, X. Vila, E. Gómez, M. T. Jiménez de Anta, J. Vila

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Abstract

Amikacin-resistant Escherichia coli strains are isolated rarely from clinical samples. In the present study, investigation of an amikacin-resistant clinical isolate of E. coli demonstrated the presence of two class 1 integrons carrying the aacA4 gene plus the aacA7 gene, and the dfrA17 gene plus the aadA5 gene, respectively. Resistance to amikacin in the E. coli isolate was related to the presence of both aacA4 and aacA7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Amikacin
  • Escherichia coli
  • Integrons
  • Resistance
  • aac genes

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