One hundred and one isolates of Enterococcus species isolated recently from hospitalized patients were evaluated in vitro for antibiotic susceptibility. Teicoplanin and mideplanin were the most active agents, followed by ramoplanin, vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, ampicillin, and imipenem. High-level resistance to gentamicin (MIC >500 μg/ml) and/or streptomycin (MIC >2,000 μg/ml) was found in 60 isolates. High-level resistance to ampicillin (MIC ≥16 μg/ml) was found in 17 isolates. MBC studies revealed that ramoplanin possesses significant bactericidal activity.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)