Product Code TM 2117
Chromogenic Colistin Resistant Agar Base is a chromogenic medium designed for the detection and differentiation of Colistin resistant species of Enterobacteriaceae, E.coli, K pneumoniae and Salmonella species. Colistin is considered as last choice of antibiotic because, it has side effects, including nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity, and it is broadly active against Gram negative bacteria. But with the increasing prevalence of infections caused by MDR gram-negative bacteria, colistin has reemerged as therapy agent. Plasmid-mediated colistin (COL) resistance due to the mcr-1 pEtN gene was identified in China. Recent clinical data also shows the use of colistin is acceptably safe if certain precautions are taken.
recommended for isolation and differentiation of gram negative colistin resistant microoganisms
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