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

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

B Desai1, B Mahajan2, B. R Panhotra3 
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B Desai


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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Desai B, Mahajan B, Panhotra B. Transferable Resistance To Disinfectants In Klebsiella Aerogenes : Correlation To Gentamicin Resistance.Indian J Med Microbiol 1989;7:170-173

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Desai B, Mahajan B, Panhotra B. Transferable Resistance To Disinfectants In Klebsiella Aerogenes : Correlation To Gentamicin Resistance. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1989 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];7:170-173
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