Frequency of antiseptic resistance genes in clinical staphycocci and enterococci isolates in Turkey


Ignak S., Nakipoglu Y. , Gurler B.

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.6, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s13756-017-0244-6
  • Dergi Adı: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL

Özet

Background: Disinfectants and antiseptics are biocides widely used in hospitals to prevent spread of pathogens. It has been reported that antiseptic resistance genes, qac's, caused tolerance to a variety of biocidal agents, such as benzalkonium chloride (BAC) and chlorhexidine digluconate (CHDG) in Staphylococcus spp. isolates. We aimed to search the frequency of antiseptic resistance genes in clinical Staphylococcus spp. and Enterococcus spp. isolates to investigate the possible association with antiseptic tolerance and antibiotic resistance.