Epidemiological and clinical complexity of amoxicillin-clavulanate- resistant Escherichia coli

Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Jesús Oteo, Adriana Ortega, Macarena Villar, M. Carmen Conejo, Germán Bou, Maitane Aranzamendi-Zaldumbide, Emilia Cercenado, Mercè Gurguí, Luis Martínez-Martínez, María Merino, Alba Rivera, Antonio Oliver, Irene Weber, Alvaro Pascual, Rosa M. Bartolomé, Juan José Gónzalez-López, José Campos

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Abstract

Two hundred twelve patients with colonization/infection due to amoxicillin-clavulanate (AMC)-resistant Escherichia coli were studied. OXA-1- and inhibitor-resistant TEM (IRT)-producing strains were associated with urinary tract infections, while OXA-1 producers and chromosomal AmpC hyperproducers were associated with bacteremic infections. AMC resistance in E. coli is a complex phenomenon with heterogeneous clinical implications. © 2013, American Society for Microbiology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2414-2417
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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