High prevalence of penicillin resistance and comparative in vitro activity of various antibiotics in clinical isolates of streptococcus pneumoniae isolated in the Province of Hainaut during winter 200436750

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A total of 154 isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae obtained from 8 different centres in the province of Hainaut were included in this study. The susceptibilities to penicillin, amoxicillin, cefuroxime, ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, erythromycin and tetracycline were determined by a microdilution technique following NCCLS recommendations. Decreased susceptibility to penicillin was 32.5% (23.4% intermediate and 9.1% high-level). The other insusceptibility rates were as follows: amoxicillin 1.9% [0% Resistance (R)], cefuroxime 23.4% (R 22.1%), ciprofloxacin 9.1% (R 1.3%), erythromycin 39.6% (R…

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