American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Resistance to Third-Generation Cephalosporins and Other Antibiotics by Enterobacteriaceae in Western Nigeria

A. O. Okesola and O. Makanjuola

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2009.17.20

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages 17-20

Abstract

Problem statement: The emergence and spread of resistance to third-generation cephalosporins are threatening to create species resistant to all currently available agents. The most common cause of bacterial resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics is the production of beta-lactamases and many of the 2nd and 3rd-generation penicillins and cephalosporins were specifically designed to resist the hydrolytic action of major

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© 2009 A. O. Okesola and O. Makanjuola. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.