The outpatient institutional antibiogram does not accurately reflect the susceptibility of prepartum group B streptococcal isolates to erythromycin and clindamycin

Katharine L. Gray, Letitia C. Fulcher, M. Leticia McElmeel, Elly Marie Jeaanne Xenakis, James H. Jorgensen

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Abstract

This study compared the antimicrobial susceptibilities of 100 nonduplicate group B streptococcal (GBS) isolates from screening cultures of women attending OB-GYN clinics to a similar number of outpatient infection isolates recorded on the institutional antibiogram of a university teaching hospital. The screening GBS isolates were significantly more susceptible to erythromycin (72% versus 45%) and clindamycin (77% versus 48%) than the infection isolates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility
  • GBS
  • Screening isolates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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