Trends in antimicrobial-drug resistance in Japan

Yoshichika Arakawa, Yasuyoshi Ike, Mitsuaki Nagasawa, Naohiro Shibata, Yohei Doi, Keigo Shibayama, Tetsuya Yagi, Takeshi Kurata

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Abstract

Multidrug resistance in gram-positive bacteria has become common worldwide. In Japan until recently, gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Serratia marcescens were controlled by carbapenems, fluoroquinolones, and aminoglycosides. However, several of these microorganisms have recently developed resistance against many antimicrobial drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-575
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Arakawa, Y., Ike, Y., Nagasawa, M., Shibata, N., Doi, Y., Shibayama, K., Yagi, T., & Kurata, T. (2000). Trends in antimicrobial-drug resistance in Japan. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 6(6), 572-575. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0606.000604