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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112--114

The resistance of pseudomonas aeruginosa strains to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics

U Algun, A Arisoy, T Gunduz, B Ozbakkaloglu 
 Department of Microbiology, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, India

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T Gunduz
Department of Microbiology, Celal Bayar University, Manisa
India

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics that are very effective against many gram negative microorganisms, including P. aeruginosa. However, resistance to these antibiotics has been reported in recent years as well. In this study, the sensivity of 136 P. aeruginosa strains, isolated from various clinical materials, to fluoroquinolones has been investigated. The lowest resistance rate was in ciprofloxacin with 12.5%. The resistance rates of the others were as follows: norfloxacin 14.7%, levofloxacin 16.9%, ofloxacin 19.9% and pefloxacin 28.7%. The 88.2% of the resistant strains to all fluoroquinolones were originated from intensive care unit.

How to cite this article:
Algun U, Arisoy A, Gunduz T, Ozbakkaloglu B. The resistance of pseudomonas aeruginosa strains to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.Indian J Med Microbiol 2004;22:112-114

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Algun U, Arisoy A, Gunduz T, Ozbakkaloglu B. The resistance of pseudomonas aeruginosa strains to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Dec 15 ];22:112-114
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