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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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MAYER, Letícia Eichstaedt et al. Evaluation of bacterial growth inhibition by mercaptopropionic acid in metallo-β-lactamase detection on multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.2, pp.253-254. ISSN 0037-8682.

INTRODUCTION: Metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) has been reported all over the world. METHODS: The inhibitory effect of mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) on bacterial growth was evaluated by comparison between disk diffusion and broth dilution methodology with determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanni strains. RESULTS: MPA significantly inhibited growth of the strains. CONCLUSIONS: The use of MPA can affect the results in phenotypic methods of MBL detection.

Keywords : Drug resistance; Acinetobacter baumannii; Microbial sensitivity tests.

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