Activity of meropenem against antibiotic-resistant or infrequently encountered gram-negative bacilli

J. H. Jorgensen, L. A. Maher, A. W. Howell

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Meropenem was compared in vitro with imipenem as well as with several other contemporary beta-lactams, ciprofloxacin, and gentamicin against a group of highly antibiotic resistant members of the family Enterobacteriaceae and a collection of oxidase-positive and/or glucose-nonfermentative gram-negative bacilli. In this study, meropenem was more active than imipenem against isolates of Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Morganella, Providencia, Alcaligenes, Aeromonas, and Pasteurella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2410-2414
Number of pages5
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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