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Pneumococcal resistance in southwest Virginia

Evans, TG ; Kamara, A ; Minnick, K ; Blevins, D ; Sosnowski, K

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 1995, Vol. 39(4), p.985 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Pneumococcal resistance in southwest Virginia
  • Author/Creator: Evans, TG ; Kamara, A ; Minnick, K ; Blevins, D ; Sosnowski, K
  • Subjects: Medicine ; Biology ; Pharmacy, Therapeutics, & Pharmacology
  • Is Part Of: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 1995, Vol. 39(4), p.985
  • Description: Resistance patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae in southwest Virginia were determined for 100 consecutive, hospital-based isolates, mostly from adults. Oxacillin disk screening identified all resistant isolates. Sixteen percent of the isolates were penicillin resistant (10% were highly resistant). E-strip testing revealed the following MICs (in micrograms per milliliter, with percentages of isolates in parentheses): cefotaxime, < or = 0.5 (92%); ceftriaxone, < or = 0.5 (95%); ceftizoxime, < or = 0.5 (85%); erythromycin, < or = 1 (87%); ofloxacin, < or = 2 (80%); vancomycin, < or = 1 (98%).
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0066-4804 ; PMID: 7786009