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

Filipe, Matuba; Reimer, Åke; Matuschek, Erika; Paul, Maria LU ; Pelkonen, Tuula and Riesbeck, Kristian LU (2017) In Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(10). p.1740-1742
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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Emerging Infectious Diseases
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10
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1740 - 1742
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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1080-6040
DOI
10.3201/eid2310.170268
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>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.</p>},
  author       = {Filipe, Matuba and Reimer, Åke and Matuschek, Erika and Paul, Maria and Pelkonen, Tuula and Riesbeck, Kristian},
  issn         = {1080-6040},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1740--1742},
  publisher    = {Centers for Disease Control and Prevention},
  series       = {Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Fluoroquinolone-resistant Alcaligenes faecalis related to chronic suppurative otitis media, Angola},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2310.170268},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2017},
}