Molecular characterization of the beta-lactamases from clinical isolates of Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis obtained from 24 U.S. medical centers during 1994-1995 and 1997-1998.
Richter SS., Winokur PL., Brueggemann AB., Huynh HK., Rhomberg PR., Wingert EM., Doern GV.
The beta-lactamases from 403 Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis clinical isolates obtained during 1994-1995 and 1997-1998 U.S. multicenter surveillance studies were characterized by isoelectric focusing. The overall prevalences of the BRO-1 and BRO-2 enzymes among beta-lactamase-positive isolates were estimated to be 97.5 and 2.5%, respectively. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ampicillin for all BRO-2-producing isolates were </=1 microg/ml; however, numerous beta-lactamase-positive isolates for which the ampicillin MICs were </=1 microg/ml produced the BRO-1 enzyme (88. 1%).