Differences in distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of anaerobes isolated from complicated intra-abdominal infections versus diabetic foot infections.

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Differences in distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of anaerobes isolated from complicated intra-abdominal infections versus diabetic foot infections.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;76(4):546-8

Authors: Claros M, Citron DM, Goldstein EJ, Merriam CV, Tyrrell KL

Abstract
Few labs isolate and perform susceptibility tests on anaerobes; therefore, we studied the differences between 1185 anaerobes isolated from complicated intra-abdominal infections and 470 isolated from moderate to severe diabetic foot infections. They differed markedly in the distribution of species, including Bacteroides fragilis and anaerobic Gram-positive cocci, as well as in resistance patterns, especially to fluoroquinolones.

PMID: 23727512 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]