Susceptibility to moxifloxacin of pneumococci isolated in English hospitals participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) in 2003

Alan Johnson, Theresa Lamagni, Martin Wale, Sue Cavendish, Louise Bishop, Neelam Alhaddad, Marina Warner, David M. Livermore, Georgia Duckworth, Robert George

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Abstract

Susceptibility to moxifloxacin, penicillin and erythromycin was determined for 592 invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae collected from 20 English hospitals participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) during 2003. Resistance to moxifloxacin, penicillin and erythromycin was observed in 0.8%, 5.4% and 13% of the isolates, respectively. These results show that the large majority of pneumococci were susceptible to moxifloxacin in 2003, the year when it was licensed for clinical use in the UK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Quinolones
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Susceptibility testing

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