Detection of SHV-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in Enterobacter isolates

Trent G. Towne, James S. Lewis, Monica Herrera, Brian Wickes, James H Jorgensen

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One hundred four Enterobacter isolates were tested by standard CLSI disk diffusion methods for detecting extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and with cefepime-clavulanate disk combinations. SHV-12 was produced by 8.7% of isolates. The cefepime-clavulanate combination provided 88% sensitivity and 91% specificity for the detection of SHV-12 ESBL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-299
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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