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


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Ignak S., Nakipoglu Y., Gurler B.

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL, vol.6, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13756-017-0244-6
  • Journal Name: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND INFECTION CONTROL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Staphylococcus spp., Enterococcus spp., qac genes, Antiseptic, Biocide, Resistance, COAGULASE-NEGATIVE STAPHYLOCOCCI, QUATERNARY AMMONIUM-COMPOUNDS, METHICILLIN-RESISTANT, ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE, WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION, QACA/B GENE, AUREUS, PREVALENCE, SUSCEPTIBILITY, CHLORHEXIDINE
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.