Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Brucella melitensis Isolates in Peru

@article{Maves2011AntimicrobialSO,
  title={Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Brucella melitensis Isolates in Peru},
  author={Ryan C. Maves and Rosa Castillo and Alfredo Guill{\'e}n and Benjamin J Espinosa and Rina A. Meza and Nereyda Espinoza and Gladys N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Luis Sánchez and Jes{\'u}s Chacaltana and David Cepeda and Sofía González and Eric R. Hall},
  journal={Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={1279 - 1281}
}
ABSTRACT Brucellosis is an important public health problem in Peru. We evaluated 48 human Brucella melitensis biotype 1 strains from Peru between 2000 and 2006. MICs of isolates to doxycycline, azithromycin, gentamicin, rifampin, ciprofloxacin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were determined by the Etest method. All isolates were sensitive to tested drugs during the periods of testing. Relapses did not appear to be related to drug resistance. 

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