Fluoroquinolone resistance in Ureaplasma parvum in the United States.

Academic Article


  • We report the first case of naturally occurring fluoroquinolone resistance in Ureaplasma spp. from the United States. Resistance in this case probably developed as a result of mutations in the gyrA and parC genes of the DNA gyrase/topoisomerase IV complex that occurred in the presence of antimicrobial selective pressure.
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  • Adult, DNA Gyrase, DNA Topoisomerase IV, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Female, Fluoroquinolones, Humans, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, Mutation, United States, Ureaplasma, Vagina
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    Author List

  • Duffy L; Glass J; Hall G; Avery R; Rackley R; Peterson S; Waites K
  • Start Page

  • 1590
  • End Page

  • 1591
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 4