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Antimicrobial susceptibility and synergy studies of Burkholderia cepacia complex isolated from patients with cystic fibrosis

Juyan Zhou, Yunhua Chen, Setareh Tabibi, Luis Alba, Elizabeth Garber, Lisa Saiman
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2007, 51 (3): 1085-8
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Susceptibility (18 antimicrobial agents including high-dose tobramycin) and checkerboard synergy (23 combinations) studies were performed for 2,621 strains of Burkholderia cepacia complex isolated from 1,257 cystic fibrosis patients. Minocycline, meropenem, and ceftazidime were the most active, inhibiting 38%, 26%, and 23% of strains, respectively. Synergy was rarely noted (range, 1% to 15% of strains per antibiotic combination).

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