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J Antimicrob Chemother. 2002 May;49(5):803-5.

Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from hospitalized children in Athens, Greece.

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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Athens Medical School, Aeginition Hospital, Vass. Sophias av. 72-74, 115 28 Athens, Greece.


The antimicrobial susceptibility of 129 Campylobacter jejuni strains, isolated from hospitalized children with gastroenteritis, to five antimicrobials, including nalidixic acid, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, ampicillin and co-amoxiclav, was determined. Isolates belonged to two time periods: group A contained strains isolated in 1987-1988; and group B 1998-2000. Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns differed significantly between the two groups with respect to quinolones, with an increase in the percentage of resistant strains in group B (30.6% versus 0% in group A), whereas erythromycin, ampicillin and co-amoxiclav were effective drugs in both groups.

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