Prevalence and drug resistance of mycobacteria in Turkish cystic fibrosis patients


Satana D., Erkose-Genc G., Tamay Z. Ü. , Uzun M., Guler N., Erturan Z.

Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, vol.13, no.1, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1476-0711-13-28
  • Journal Name: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Mycobacteria, Nontuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, Cystic fibrosis, Drug resistance, NONTUBERCULOUS MYCOBACTERIA, ABSCESSUS, INFECTIONS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, RECOVERY

Abstract

Background: Isolation of mycobacteria in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is increasingly being reported. Because of having long term antimicrobial treatment, CF patients are at risk of pulmonary infection with especially resistant nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) strains. The aim of the present study is to determine the prevalence of mycobacterium spp. and antimicrobial susceptibility in Turkish CF patients.