Antimicrobial Resistance and Spread of Multi Drug Resistant Escherichia coli Isolates Collected from Nine Urology Services in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine

C.F.M. van der Donk, J.H.B. van de Bovenkamp, E.I.G.B. De Brauwer, P. de Mol, K.H. Feldhoff, W.M. Kalka-Moll, S. Nys, I. Thoelen, T.A.M. Trienekens, E.E. Stobberingh

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Abstract

We determined the prevalence and spread of antibiotic resistance and the characteristics of ESBL producing and/or multi drug resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates collected from urine samples from urology services in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, the border region of the Netherlands (n = 176), Belgium (n = 126) and Germay (n = 119). Significant differences in resistance between the three regions were observed. Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid resistance ranged from 24% in the Netherlands to 39% in Belgium (p = 0.018), from 20% to 40% (p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere47707
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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