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Title: Fluoquinolone resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Author: Liñares Louzao, Josefina
Campa, Adela G. de la
Pallarés Giner, Roman
Keywords: Resistència als medicaments
Drug resistance
Streptococcus pneumonia
Issue Date: 11-Nov-1999
Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Abstract: To the Editor: Chen et al. (July 22 issue) report an increasing prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones in Canada. We have found similar results in Barcelona, Spain.Of 2822 pneumococcal isolates studied in our institution from 1991 through 1998, 57 (2.0 percent) were resistant to ciprofloxacin (minimal inhibitory concentration, ≥4 μg per milliliter). We have seen an increase of ciprofloxacin-resistant pneumococci, from 0.9 percent (6 of 675 strains) in 1991-1992 to 3.0 percent (22 of 727 strains) in 1997-1998 (P=0.004).
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It is part of: New England Journal of Medicine, 1999, vol. 341, num. 15, p. 1546-1548
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ISSN: 0028-4793
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