PL EN


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2020 | 74(2) | 36-41
Article title

Multidrug-resistant strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from patients with chronic sinusitis – MDR, XDR, PDR strains

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
Abstracts
EN
Introduction: The development of resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents in pathogenic bacteria has become a threat to public health. Multidrug-resistant strains that are particularly dangerous include MDR, XDR and PDR strains. Material and methods: Aspirate material from paranasal sinuses, obtained from patients with chronic sinusitis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in Medical Center MML in Warsaw, was subjected to bacteriologic analysis. The isolated strains were identified to the species level and tested for antibiotic resistance. Then, minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined. R esults: The isolated strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci were resistant mainly to macrolides, aminoglycosides and tetracycline. Nine of the isolated strains exhibited multidrug-resistance. Discussion: Bacteria causing chronic sinusitis are becoming increasingly resistant to antimicrobial agents. The diagnostic process for coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) is often limited to the identification of species, or even genus of the bacteria. The CNS strains are considered to be non-pathogenic and they are not subject to eradication. This may lead to erroneous therapeutic decisions and, consequently, to the development of antibiotic resistance. CNS infections are classified as nosocomial and therefore, appropriate epidemiological procedures have to be followed. The authors highlight the necessity to determine MIC values for antibiotics and to introduce personalized treatment.
Year
Volume
Pages
36-41
Physical description
Dates
published
2019-11-28
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ceon.element-62d5b8ec-7438-36cc-8aa3-ae1456744472
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.