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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 170-173

Transferable Resistance To Disinfectants In Klebsiella Aerogenes : Correlation To Gentamicin Resistance



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Transferable resistance to betadine, chlorhexidine gluconate and cetrimide was observed in K.lebsiella aerogenes strains isolated from hospitalized patients. Resistance to these disinfectants appears to be mediated by a plasmid, like resistance to antibiotics. This resistance could be co-transferred along with resistance to ampicillin but not with gentamicin. Suggestion that resistance to ampicillin and disinfectants in mediated by a conjugative plasmid while resistance to gentamicin is mediated by a non conjugative plasmid.






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