Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Molecular Characterization of Mycobacterium fortuitum Isolates in China.

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Molecular Characterization of Mycobacterium fortuitum Isolates in China.

Biomed Environ Sci. 2017 May;30(5):376-379

Authors: Zheng HW, Pang Y, He GX, Song YY, Zhao YL

Abstract
We performed molecular identification of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium fortuitum (M. fortuitum) and conducted drug susceptibility testing to analyze the in vitro susceptibility of clinical M. fortuitum isolates and potential molecular mechanism conferring resistance to fluoroquinolone and macrolide drugs. The results showed that moxifloxacin had the highest in vitro activity against M. fortuitum, and most M. fortuitum isolates were resistant to clarithromycin and linezolid in China. The loss of genetic mutation in clarithromycin- and amikacin-resistant isolates indicates that some other intrinsic mechanism conferring clarithromycin and amikacin resistance plays an essential role in M. fortuitum infection.

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