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Inoculum Effect

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

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Description:

The inoculum effect refers to an increase in the MIC for an isolate to an antibiotic associated with a higher inoculum into the liquid test media. This is classically seen with a Staphyloccus species tested against a beta-lactam antibiotic, but it has been reported with many bacteria against many antibiotics.

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