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Effects of permeabilizers on antimicrobial susceptibility of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Acinetobacter spp.
Denny Brian, West Patrick,
Published in National Library of Medicine
2003
PMID: 12741739
Volume: 36
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 72 - 76
Abstract
Isolates of the gram-negative bacteria Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Acinetobacterspp. are naturally resistant to many classes of antibiotics. Using the disk diffusion technique it was shown that the membrane permeabilizers ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, sodium citrate and sodium polyphosphate increased susceptibility to a range of antibiotics including imipenem, ciprofloxacin, tetracycline and rifampicin. These effects are probably due to the metal chelating properties of the permeabilizers.
About the journal
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
PublisherNational Library of Medicine
ISSN0253-2662
Open AccessNo