Fluoroquinolone-resistant Alcaligenes faecalis related to chronic suppurative otitis media, Angola

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Abstract

We found that 20 (10.6%) of 188 patients with chronic suppurative otitis media in Angola were co-colonized with fluoroquinolone-resistant Alcaligenes faecalis, commonly found in birds. A likely explanation for our findings was the use of bird feces by residents as a traditional remedy to prevent ear secretions caused by primary ear infection.

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  • Hospital Josina Machel
  • Slottsstadens Läkarhus
  • Växjö Central Hospital
  • Helsinki University Central Hospital
  • University of Helsinki
  • Lund University
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  • Microbiology in the medical area
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1740-1742
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes