Saunders, Geoffrey; Bodonaik. Nabin C.; Smikle, Monica ; Jones, A.; Jones, J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Multi-Resistant Escherichia Coli [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To confirm multi-resistant amongst a collection of clinical isolates of Escherichia coli using the Vitek automated susceptibility testing system. Methods: In a 30-day collection period, 21 isolates of multi-resistant E coli were obtained from seven patients. Two were single isolates from two patients, whilst the remaining 19 isolates from two (or more) specimens from the other five patients. On disc diffusion susceptibility testing, these isolates were found resistant to amoxicillin, amoxicillin-calvulanate, piperacillin, cefazolin, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, gentamicin, amikacin and ciprofloxacin. These results were checked using the Vitek System (Biomerieux, france) with GNI+ and GNS-118 cards, which also gave results for piperacillin-tazobactam and cefepime.....