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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Nov;10(11):1960-2.

Decreased levofloxacin susceptibility in Haemophilus influenzae in children, Hong Kong.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology and Centre of Infection, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. plho@hkucc.hku.hk

Abstract

Among 563 strains of Haemophilus influenzae from young children in Hong Kong, 5 (0.9%) had decreased susceptibility to quinolones. The five strains had a Ser-84-Lys or Asp-88-Asn substitution in GyrA. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis showed that the isolates are genetically diverse.

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