Antibiotic susceptibility of probiotic strains: Is it reasonable to combine probiotics with antibiotics?
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2017
Source:Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
Author(s): C. Neut, S. Mahieux, L.J. Dubreuil
ObjectiveThe main goal of this study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility of strains collected from marketed probiotics to antibiotics used to treat community-acquired infections.MethodsThe minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of 16 antibiotics were determined using a gradient strip (E test) or the agar dilution method for fidaxomicin.ResultsThe probiotics demonstrated various antibiotic patterns. Bacterial probiotics are generally susceptible...