Prevalence and molecular-basis of fluoroquinolone resistance of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica field isolates

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2001-01-01
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Hansen, H.
Rabsch, W.
Heisig, P.
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Nowadays fluoroquinolones are used in human and veterinary medicine. In the last decade Salmonella isolates with reduced susceptibility to quinolones have been isolated with increasing prevalence. Among these isolates high-level resistant strains were detected. The present study aimed at investigating Salmonella field isolates (n=56) with reduced quinolone susceptibility with respect to comparative susceptibilities to various fluoroquinolones used in human and veterinary medicine and the genetic basis of quinolone resistance.

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