Université de Fribourg

Prevalence of fosfomycin resistance among ESBL-producing Escherichia coli isolates in the community, Switzerland

Mueller, Linda ; Cimen, Cansu ; Poirel, Laurent  ; Descombes, Marie-Christine  ; Nordmann, Patrice 

In: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2019, vol. 38, no. 5, p. 945–949

Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of fosfomycin-resistant strains among ESBL- producing Escherichia coli isolates recovered from community patients in Switzerland. A total of 1225 ESBL-producing E. coli isolates were collected between 2012 and 2013 from a private and community laboratory. Fosfomycin resistance was assessed by using the novel rapid fosfomycin/E. coli NP test and agar...