Identification and Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibilities of Brucella Strains Isolated from Patients in Van, Turkey by Conventional and Molecular Methods


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Parlak M., Güdücüoğlu H., Bayram Y., CIKMAN A., AYPAK C., KILIC S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.10, no.10, pp.1406-1411, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.6565
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1406-1411
  • Keywords: Brucella, biotyping, antibiotic sensitivity, E-test, IN-VITRO ACTIVITIES, ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITIES, MELITENSIS, FLUOROQUINOLONES

Abstract

Purpose: Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease and still constitutes a major public health problem. In this study, we aimed to identify biovars of Brucella strains isolated from clinical specimens taken from brucellosis patients from the Eastern Anatolia region as well determine the susceptibility of these isolates to tigecycline and azithromycin, drugs that may serve as alternatives to the conventional drugs used in the therapy.