Transfer of tetracycline or clindamycin resistance among strains of Bacteroides fragilis in experimental abscesses

E. Butler, Keith A Joiner, M. Malamy, J. C. Bartlett, F. P. Tally

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Abstract

The ability of strains of Bacteroides fragilis resistant to clindamycin and/or tetracycline to transfer resistance to a susceptible recipient strain in experimental subcutaneous abscesses in mice was investigated. The results indicated that such transfer took place at a frequency similar to that observed in vitro. Transfer of resistance determinants at infected sites may play a role in the epidemiology of disseminated resistance to antimicrobial agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume150
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Bacteroides fragilis
Clindamycin
Anti-Infective Agents
Tetracycline
Abscess
Epidemiology
In Vitro Techniques

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Immunology

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Transfer of tetracycline or clindamycin resistance among strains of Bacteroides fragilis in experimental abscesses. / Butler, E.; Joiner, Keith A; Malamy, M.; Bartlett, J. C.; Tally, F. P.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 150, No. 1, 1984, p. 20-24.

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