Antibiotic susceptibility of Kingella kingae isolates from respiratory carriers and patients with invasive infections

P. Yagupsky, O. Katz, N. Peled

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Abstract

The antimicrobial drug susceptibilities of 145 isolates of Kingella kingae to eight antibiotics were determined by the disc diffusion method. In addition, penicillin MICs were determined by the Etest. Study isolates included 37 from blood, 34 from the skeletal system and 74 from respiratory carriers. All isolates were β-lactamase negative and susceptible to erythromycin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline and ciprofloxacin. A single isolate exhibited resistance to trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole, and 56 (38.6%) were resistant to clindamycin. The penicillin MIC50 was 0.023mg/L and the MIC90 was 0.047mg/L. The distribution of MIC values did not differ according to the site of isolation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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