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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1999 May;43(5):1310-3.

Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance among multiply resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. plho@hkucc.hku.hk

Abstract

The MICs of 17 antimicrobial agents for 181 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains were determined by the E-test. Overall, 69.1% were penicillin resistant (MIC > 0.06 microgram/ml). Resistance to ciprofloxacin (MIC > 2 microgram/ml), levofloxacin (MIC > 2 microgram/ml), or trovafloxacin (MIC > 1 microgram/ml) was found in 12.1, 5.5, or 2.2% of the strains, respectively. These high rates of resistance raise concerns for the future.

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