Decreased Levofloxacin Susceptibility in Haemophilus influenzae in Children, Hong Kong
Published Date:Nov 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(11):1660-1962.
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
Description:Among 563 strains of Haemophilus influenzae from young children in Hong Kong, 5 (0.9%) had decreased susceptibility to quinolones. The five strains had a Ser-84-Lys or Asp-88-Asn substitution in GyrA. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis showed that the isolates are genetically diverse.
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