Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi

E. Tortoli, M. T. Simonetti

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Abstract

Mycobacterium xenopi is an opportunistic pathogen, frequently isolated in various areas of Europe from pulmonary specimens, which may also cause infections in AIDS patients. We used the Bactec radiometric system (Becton Dickinson, USA) with a procedure expressly adapted to the particular growth characteristics of M. xenopi to determine the susceptibility patterns of 40 clinical isolates to six antimicrobial drugs. The majority of the strains were resistant to ethambutol and susceptible to amikacin, ciprofloxacin, rifampin, rifabutin and streptomycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemotherapy
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Mycobacterium xenopi
Rifabutin
Ethambutol
Amikacin
Streptomycin
Rifampin
Ciprofloxacin
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Lung
Growth
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Minimum inhibitory concentration
  • Mycobacterium xenopi
  • Radiometric method
  • Susceptibility testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Tortoli, E., & Simonetti, M. T. (1995). Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi. Journal of Chemotherapy, 7(2), 114-117.

Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi. / Tortoli, E.; Simonetti, M. T.

In: Journal of Chemotherapy, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1995, p. 114-117.

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Tortoli, E & Simonetti, MT 1995, 'Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi', Journal of Chemotherapy, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 114-117.
Tortoli, E. ; Simonetti, M. T. / Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi. In: Journal of Chemotherapy. 1995 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 114-117.
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