Escherichia coli resistant to fosfomycin from urinary tract infections: Detection of the fosA3 gene in Spain

ConclusionsOur study shows that fosfomycin-resistantE. coli strains are isolated in the majority of the cases in elderly people with complicated UTIs and belong the pandemic ST131 clone. To our knowledge, we describe, for the first time in Spain, the gene fosA3, which alerts for a future dissemination that should be monitored.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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