Activities of New Fluoroquinolones, Ketolides, and Other Antimicrobials against Blood Culture Isolates of Viridans Group Streptococci from across Canada, 2000 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • ABSTRACT The rates of nonsusceptibility to penicillin, erythromycin, and clindamycin of 191 blood culture isolates of viridans group streptococci collected from across Canada in 2000 were 36, 42, and 10%, respectively. Although 8% of the strains were resistant to ciprofloxacin (MIC ⩾ 4 μg/ml), the MICs of gemifloxacin, BMS 284756, telithromycin, and ABT 773 at which 90% of the strains were inhibited were 0.06, 0.06, 0.12, and 0.03 μg/ml, respectively.

authors

  • Gershon, Andrea S
  • de Azavedo, Joyce CS
  • McGeer, Allison
  • Ostrowska, Krystyna I
  • Church, Deirdre
  • Hoban, Daryl J
  • Harding, Godfrey KM
  • Weiss, Karl
  • Abbott, Lewis
  • Smaill, Fiona
  • Gourdeau, Marie
  • Murray, Gilles
  • Low, Donald E

publication date

  • May 2002