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Title: In vitro activity of quinolones against S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis in Saudi Arabia
Authors: Balkhy, H.H.
Memish, Z.A.
Shibl, A.
El Bashier, A.
Osoba, A.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: Susceptibility of 88 clinical Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates, 116 Haemophilus influenzae isolates and 80 Moraxella catarrhalis isolates to 6 fluoroquinolones--ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, trovafloxacin, grepafloxacin and gemifloxacin--were determined. Isolates were from patients with invasive disease at 4 hospitals in Saudi Arabia between 1996 and 1998. S. pneumoniae isolates were fully susceptible to trovafloxacin, grepafloxacin and gemifloxacin; susceptibility to ofloxacin and levofloxacin was 97.7% and 98.9% respectively. H. influenzae isolates were susceptible to all agents, except for trovafloxacin [99.1%]. M. catarrhalis strains were fully sensitive to all agents except ofloxacin [97.5%]. No isolates were resistant to gemifloxacin or grepafloxacin
Description: 36-44
Keywords: Bacteremia
Comparative Study
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Haemophilus influenzae
Subject: Anti-Bacterial Agents
ISSN: 1020-3397
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