Author(s): Onody C, MatsiotaBernard P, Nauciel C
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Abstract Ninety-eight consecutive clinical isolates of Legionella pneumophila were tested for erythromycin, rifampicin and ciprofloxacin susceptibility. MICs, determined by agar dilution testing, were in the range 0.06-1 mg/L of erythromycin, 0.007-0.015 mg/L of rifampicin and 0.015-0.03 mg/L of ciprofloxacin. No resistance against the antibiotics tested was detected. It is thus likely that therapeutic failures in legionnaires' disease are not related to the emergence of resistance against commonly used antimicrobial agents.
This article was published in J Antimicrob Chemother
and referenced in Clinical Microbiology: Open Access