In vitro activities of antimicrobial agents against Proteus species from clinical specimens

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dc.contributor.author Na'was, Tarek
dc.contributor.author Mawajdeh, S.
dc.contributor.author Dababneh, A.
dc.contributor.author Al-Omari, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-14T11:16:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-14T11:16:25Z
dc.date.copyright 1994
dc.date.issued 2016-04-14
dc.identifier.issn 0967-4845 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3559
dc.description.abstract Two hundred clinical isolates of members of the genus Proteus were definitively identified and their antimicrobial susceptibilities to 12 antimicrobials tested, 176 isolates (88%) being identified as Proteus mirabilis, 12 strains (6%) as Proteus vulgaris and 12 strains (6%) as Proteus penneri. Most strains were isolated from pus (62.5%) and urine (34%), but in general there were no significant differences in the rates of isolation of any of the species by age or sex, although it was noted that P. vulgaris was only isolated from patients belonging to the older age group (> 5 years). The Proteus spp. were notably susceptible to nalidixic acid, ceftazidime and the aminoglycosides tested, and resistant to polymyxin B and colistin. The inclination of certain Proteus species to be susceptible or resistant to certain antimicrobials was noted, but strain differences also existed. The results of the study confirm the importance of performing antimicrobials susceptibility testing of each Proteus isolate to avoid potentially misleading therapy. The noted discrepancy in the result of the susceptibility of P. penneri to chloramphenicol as tested by different standard methods merits further investigation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title In vitro activities of antimicrobial agents against Proteus species from clinical specimens en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal British Journal of Biomedical Science en_US
dc.journal.volume 51 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 95-99 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Na'was, T. E., Mawajdeh, S., Dababneh, A., & Al-Omari, A. (1994). In vitro activities of antimicrobial agents against Proteus species from clinical specimens. British journal of biomedical science, 51(2), 95-99. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/8049615

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