Colistin heteroresistance in Acinetobacter and its association with previous colistin therapy

Joshua S. Hawley, Clinton K. Murray, James H. Jorgensen

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Abstract

Colistin heteroresistance has been reported among Acinetobacter isolates; however, its association with prior colistin therapy has not been not described. A population analysis profile identified resistant Acinetobacter subpopulations from colistin-susceptible clinical isolates. The proportion of cells exhibiting heteroresistance was significantly higher among isolates recovered from patients treated with colistin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-352
Number of pages2
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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