Transferable and non-transferable drug resistance in enteric bacteria from hospital and from general practice.

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    JK Møller, DenmarkAL Bak, DenmarkP Bülow, DenmarkC Christiansen, Denmark
  • Gunna Christiansen
  • A Stenderup, Denmark
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Drug resistance to 8 different antibiotics in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from different hospitals and two groups of general practitioners was studied. Escherichia coli dominated among the 632 strains investigated. Drug resistance was found in 62% of the 512 hospital strains and in 38% of the 120 strains from general practice. Multiple resistance was common especially in strains from hospital. R factors was found in 23% of the 317 drug-resistant strains from hospital and in 11% of the 46 drug-resistant strains from general practice. Resistance to streptomycin, sulphonamide and tetracycline either alone or in combinations were the most common traits transferred.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Pages (from-to)112-116
StatePublished - 1976

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