The emergence of clinical resistance to tigecycline.
Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2012 Nov 2;
Authors: Sun Y, Cai Y, Liu X, Bai N, Liang B, Wang R
Tigecycline (TIG) exhibits broad-spectrum activity against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens. However, clinical resistance has emerged recently and has been detected following treatment with TIG. This observation suggests that long-term monotherapy may carry a high risk for TIG resistance. TIG resistance is observed most frequently in Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterobacteriaceae, especially in multidrug-resistant strains. Resistance-nodulation-cell division (RND)-type transporters and other efflux pumps may be factors for decreased sensitivity to TIG. Therefore, TIG should be cautiously used in the clinic, and efflux-mediated resistance should be closely monitored in order to prolong the lifespan of this useful antibiotic.
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