Data on susceptibility of Haemophilus influenzae are scanty in Italy. We compared the activity of loracarbef (Ly 163892), a new carbacephem, with that of 4 other agents against 265 strains of H. influenzae (46 type b, 219 nontypable) isolated from adults and children at Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento of Milano, between 1/1/84 and 1/1/89, and also from 7 children at pediatric departments in Lombardy during 1988. In adults 72 strains were all isolated from sputum of patients with pneumonia or chronic bronchitis; in children 199 strains were isolated from conjunctiva (53% of the patients had also a concomitant respiratory infection), 24 from middle ear, 18 from sputum and 32 from blood or cerebrospinal fluid. Minimal inhibiting concentrations (MIC) were determined by the broth microdilution technique. The incidence of resistance of H. influenzae to ampicillin was 3.8%; the lowest percentage of resistance was found for loracarbef (0%) and the highest for erythromycin (94% for strains isolated from children and 97% for strains isolated from adults).
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Chemotherapy|
|Volume||3 Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Microbiology (medical)