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Title: In vitro activity of quinolones against S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis in Saudi Arabia
Author(s): H.H. Balkhy, Z.A. Memish, A. Shibl, A. Elbashier and A. Osoba
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 1-2,, 36

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...

Addresses: Department of Paediatrics; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Infection Prevention and Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Department of Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Sau..

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