Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns among viridans group streptococcal isolates from infective endocarditis patients from 1971 to 1986 and 1994 to 2002

Rajesh M. Prabhu, Kerryl E. Piper, Larry M. Baddour, James M. Steckelberg, Walter R. Wilson, Robin Patel

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Abstract

To determine whether changes in antimicrobial resistance have occurred among viridans group streptococci, we retrospectively examined 50 viridans group Streptococcal isolates recovered from patients with infective endocarditis over 3 decades. Resistance rates (percent resistant isolates 1971 to 1986 and 1994 to 2002) were as follows: levofloxacin, 0 and 9; penicillin and clindamycin, 0 and 4; and erythromycin and azithromycin, 11 and 26, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4463-4465
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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