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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.


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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