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J Clin Microbiol. 2011 May;49(5):1956-60. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00142-11. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

Comparison of Etest method with reference broth microdilution method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Yersinia pestis.

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  • 1Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. dul7@cdc.gov

Abstract

The utility of Etest for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Yersinia pestis was evaluated in comparison with broth microdilution and disk diffusion for eight agents. Four laboratories tested 26 diverse strains and found Etest to be reliable for testing antimicrobial agents used to treat Y. pestis, except for chloramphenicol and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Disk diffusion testing is not recommended.

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