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Multidrug resistance in bacterial isolates from blood cultures of haematology patients.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
0924-8579
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
237–240
Identifiers
PMID: 11932148
Source
Medline

Abstract

The bacteria most frequently isolated from blood cultures of haematology patients in Warsaw were staphylococci (58.0%), Enterobacteriaceae (18.6%), non-fermenting rods (6.9%), enterococci (4.3%) and anaerobes (4.3%). Coagulase-negative staphylococci were the most common species isolated (92.7%) with 83.2% of these strains resistant to methicillin. Among enteric bacteria, 17.3% strains produced extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases. All eight isolates of enterococci showed high level resistance to aminoglycosides.

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