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[Antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of occurrence of clinical blood isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998)].
Pathol Biol (Paris). 2004 Mar; 52(2):82-8.PB

Abstract

Antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of occurrence of clinical blood isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998). The choice of antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of bacteremia is often empirical and based on the knowledge of susceptibility profiles of the most common bacteria causing such infections. This study determines the bacterial etiology of bacteremic episodes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns recorded at a teaching hospital, from January 1993 to December 1998. We collected 2979 strains responsible for bacteremia. Gram negative bacteria were predominant (60%). The organisms recovered most frequently were Staphylococcus aureus (18.9%), Escherichia coli (14.7%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (14%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (7.6%). The incidence of resistance to methicillin were 17.4% for Staphylococcus aureus and 26.8% for coagulase negative Staphylococcus. No resistance to glycopeptides was observed among the enterococci and staphylococci studied. 27.7% of enterobacteriaceae were resistant to third generation cephalosporins. Imipenem was the most active agent against gram negative bacteria. To carry out a surveillance of bacteremic episodes occurring at every hospital, it is necessary to provide valuable information which should be the basis for effective empiric therapy.

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Laboratoire de microbiologie, CHU Habib-Bourguiba, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
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Language

fre

PubMed ID

15001236

Citation

Ben Jemaa, Z, et al. "[Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Frequency of Occurrence of Clinical Blood Isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998)]." Pathologie-biologie, vol. 52, no. 2, 2004, pp. 82-8.
Ben Jemaa Z, Mahjoubi F, Ben Haj H'mida Y, et al. [Antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of occurrence of clinical blood isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998)]. Pathol Biol. 2004;52(2):82-8.
Ben Jemaa, Z., Mahjoubi, F., Ben Haj H'mida, Y., Hammami, N., Ben Ayed, M., & Hammami, A. (2004). [Antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of occurrence of clinical blood isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998)]. Pathologie-biologie, 52(2), 82-8.
Ben Jemaa Z, et al. [Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Frequency of Occurrence of Clinical Blood Isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998)]. Pathol Biol. 2004;52(2):82-8. PubMed PMID: 15001236.
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