Antibiotic susceptibilities of Yersinia enterocolitica recovered from children over a 12-year period

Nahed M. Abdel-Haq, Raluca Papadopol, Basim I. Asmar, William J. Brown

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Abstract

Antibiotic susceptibility testing by the microdilution technique was performed on 184 Yersinia enterocolitica isolates recovered from children with gastroenteritis in the Detroit area during a 12-year period. The majority of isolates were resistant to ampicillin, ticarcillin and cefazolin. The most active agents were cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, cefepime, gentamicin, tobramycin, sulphamethoxazole/trimethoprim, imipenem and ciprofloxacin. Cefotaxime and ceftriaxone were effective in the treatment of bacteraemia in 12 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006

Keywords

  • Children
  • Susceptibility
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

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