Plasmid mediated extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing strains of enterobacteriaceae isolated from diabetic foot infections in Egypt

posted May 5, 2014, 2:59 AM by Managing Editor
Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are heterogeneous group of plasmid mediated β-lactamases enzymes that confer resistant to oxyimino cephalosporins, monobactam (aztreonam) and usually show co-resistance to other classes of antibiotics. The present was done to identify and characterize the most common plasmid-mediated ESBL genes associated with diabetic foot infections in Egypt.