In vitro activity of clinically implemented β-lactams against Aerococcus urinae: presence of non-susceptible isolates in Switzerland.

Lupo, Agnese; Guilarte, Yuvia N; Droz, Sara Christine; Hirzel, Cédric; Furrer, Hansjakob; Endimiani, Andrea (2014). In vitro activity of clinically implemented β-lactams against Aerococcus urinae: presence of non-susceptible isolates in Switzerland. The new microbiologica, 37(4), pp. 563-566. Edizioni Medico Scientifiche

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We analyzed the in vitro susceptibility to several ?-lactams and vancomycin of 80 Aerococcus urinae isolates col- lected during 2011-2012 in Switzerland. MICs were determined by Etest (bioMérieux) on Müller-Hinton agar with 5% sheep blood and interpreted according to the CLSI and EUCAST criteria set for viridans streptococci. MIC50/90 for penicillin, amoxicillin, ceftriaxone and vancomycin were 0.016/0.064 mg/l, 0.032/0.064 mg/l, 0.125/0.5 mg/l and 0.38/0.5 mg/l, respectively. Three (3.8%) isolates were resistant to ceftriaxone regardless of the criteria used (MICs ?2 mg/l); one of them was also non-susceptible to penicillin (MIC of 0.25 mg/l) according to CLSI. ?-lactam resis- tance in A. urinae is a concern and suggests that more studies are needed to determine the molecular mechanisms of such resistance.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Lupo, Agnese; Droz, Sara Christine; Hirzel, Cédric; Furrer, Hansjakob and Endimiani, Andrea

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1121-7138

Publisher:

Edizioni Medico Scientifiche

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

04 Dec 2014 14:24

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2014 07:19

PubMed ID:

25387295

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60166

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60166

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