Interpreting Burkholderia pseudomallei disc diffusion susceptibility test results by the EUCAST method

David A.B. Dance, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Robert W. Baird, Robert Norton, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Bart J. Currie

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Abstract

In some parts of the tropics, melioidosis is an important public health problem and diagnostic laboratories frequently encounter Burkholderia pseudomallei. Most of these laboratories use disc diffusion for antimicrobial susceptibility testing but have had difficulty with B. pseudomallei because of a lack of internationally accepted criteria to interpret the results. The European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) has recently published guidelines for interpretation of disc diffusion testing for B. pseudomallei, which include the adoption of the new EUCAST interpretative categorisation of susceptibility and resistance...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-829
Number of pages3
JournalCLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • EUCAST
  • melioidosis

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