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Antimicrobial Use Prior to the Acquisition of Multiresistant Bacteria

  • Matthieu Eveillard (a1), Jean-Luc Schmit (a2) and François Eb (a1)

Abstract

We assessed whether patients who acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) had less exposure to antimicrobial agents than did those who acquired Enterobacteriaceae that produced extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESβL). In a 6-month, prospective study, ESβL carriers had received antimicrobial therapy more often than had MRSA carriers. Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, fluoroquinolones, and third-generation cephalosporins, especially ceftazidime, had been prescribed more often for ESβL carriers than for MRSA carriers.

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Unité d'Hygiène el de Prévention des Infections Nosocomiales, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Amiens, Hôpital Nord, 80054 Amiens Cedex 1, France

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