Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance among multiply resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong.

@article{Ho1999EmergenceOF,
  title={Emergence of fluoroquinolone resistance among multiply resistant strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong.},
  author={Pak Leung Ho and Tak Lun Que and Dominic N C Tsang and Tak Keung Ng and Kin Hung Chow and Wing Hong Seto},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          1310-3
        }
}
The MICs of 17 antimicrobial agents for 181 Streptococcus pneumoniae strains were determined by the E-test. Overall, 69.1% were penicillin resistant (MIC > 0.06 microgram/ml). Resistance to ciprofloxacin (MIC > 2 microgram/ml), levofloxacin (MIC > 2 microgram/ml), or trovafloxacin (MIC > 1 microgram/ml) was found in 12.1, 5.5, or 2.2% of the strains, respectively. These high rates of resistance raise concerns for the future. 

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