Gentamicin Resistant Gram-Negative-Bacilli at the Geriatric Hospital
In recent years, the importance of gram-negative-bacilli has been emphasized as a cause of nosocomial infection. Since almost all these bacilli, especially Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus sp., and Providence are susceptible to gentamicin, this drug has been widely used on many patients, despite of its potent oto and renal toxicity. However since recently, bacteria resistant to GM have been reported from several parts of the world. Many of these bacteria were isolated in the Burn Unit of hospitals, and the isolation of these bacilli seems to be associated with the route and dose of GM administration.
KeywordsPseudomonas Aeruginosa Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Geriatric Hospital Burn Unit Proteus Species
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