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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-71

Susceptibility Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa To Newer Cephalosporins



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Seventy strains of pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated form clinical samples of hospital-infected cases were tested for sensitivity to cerftazidime, cefotaxime and cephazoline. Five strains (7%) were resistant to ceftazidime, 28 (40%) to cerfotaxime and 56 (80%) to cephazoline, MIC of ceftazidime for the resistant strains was 4.0 mg/L, whereas the sensitive strains were inhibited by 0.5-1.0 mg/L of the drug. Thirty four percent of the strains were betalacamase producers. In vitro cephalosporin resistance was compared to that of aminoglycosides viz. gentamicin (39%), sisomicin (57%) and tobramycin (45%).






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