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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182--184

Plasmid mediated amikacin resistance in clinical isolates of pseudomonas aeruginosa

M Shahid, A Malik 
 Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, India

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Department of Microbiology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002
India

Ten multidrug resistant (MDR) isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, obtained from hospitalized burn patients, were selected for plasmid detection, curing and transformation experiments. These isolates were also studied for plasmid mediated resistance. All the isolates were found to harbour R plasmid. Curing and transformation experiments showed that resistance to amikacin was plasmid mediated. -lactamase production was also tested. It is suggested that plasmids should be characterised in all MDR P. aeruginosa strains and a nation wide antibiotic policy should be made to minimise the emergence of drug resistance.

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Shahid M, Malik A. Plasmid mediated amikacin resistance in clinical isolates of pseudomonas aeruginosa .Indian J Med Microbiol 2004;22:182-184

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Shahid M, Malik A. Plasmid mediated amikacin resistance in clinical isolates of pseudomonas aeruginosa . Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Aug 3 ];22:182-184
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