Title

Antibiograms and conjugative transferability of drug resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients of the Makati Medical Center

Date of Publication

1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Subject Categories

Biology

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Biology

Abstract/Summary

Twenty-three Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates, obtained from patients of the Makati Medical Center, were tested for their sensitivity to the following antibiotics: amikacin, nalidixic acid, tobramycin, neomycin, carbenicillin, gentamicin, streptomycin and sulphamethoxazole. Results showed that all of the isolates were resistant to at least 2 drugs. Of the 23 isolates, 17.39% were resistant to 2 of the test drugs, 52.17% to 3 drugs, 21.74% to 4 drugs and 8.70% to 5 drugs. Considering each drug used, 4.35% isolates were amikacin-resistant, 26.07% isolates were carbenicillin-resistant, 10.00% isolates were streptomycin-resistant, 78.26% isolates were nalidixic acid-resistant, 17.39% isolates were neomycin-resistant, 91.30% isolates were sulphamethoxazole-resistant and 4.35 % isolates were tobramycin-resistant. The conjugative transferability of the drug-resistance in five isolates was also tested. Three out of five isolates transferred their resistance to streptomycin to the recipient, E. coli SF 800.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU07605

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

24 leaves ; Computer printout

Keywords

Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Drug resistance in microorganisms; Microorganisms—Effect of antibiotics on

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1-23-2021

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