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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Research

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and Choleraesuis from Pigs to Humans, Taiwan

Po-Ren Hsueh*†Comments to Author , Lee-Jene Teng*†, Sung-Pin Tseng*, Chao-Fu Chang‡, Jen-Hsien Wan†, Jing-Jou Yan†, Chun-Ming Lee†, Yin-Ching Chuang†, Wen-Kuei Huang†, Dine Yang†, Jainn-Ming Shyr†, Kwok-Woon Yu†, Li-Shin Wang†, Jang-Jih Lu†, Wen-Chien Ko†, Jiunn-Jong Wu†, Feng-Yee Chang†, Yi-Chueh Yang†, Yeu-Jun Lau†, Yung-Ching Liu†, Cheng-Yi Liu†, Shen-Wu Ho†, and Kwen-Tay Luh*†
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; †The Study Group of Surveillance from Multicenter Antimicrobial Resistance in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan; ‡Graduate Institute of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table 1

Number of ciprofloxacin-resistant nontyphoid Salmonella, S. enterica Typhimurium, and S. enterica Choleraesuis isolates from patients treated at 11 major teaching hospitals in different regions of Taiwan, March 2001–August 2001

Hospital % (no. ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates/no. total isolates) of ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates of total nontyphoid Salmonella % (no.ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates/no. total isolates) of ciprofloxacin-resistant isolates, by serotype
Typhimurium Choleraesuis Others
Northern region 4.3 (7/231) 3.5 (3/85) 7.7 (2/26) 1.7 (2/120)
A 0.0 (0/100) 0.0 (0/40) 0.0 (0/13) 0.0 (0/47)
B 8.2 (4/49) 0.0 (0/19) 28.5 (2/7) 8.7 (2/23)
C 1.7 (1/60) 5.6 (1/18) 0.0 (0/3) 0.0 (0/39)
D 9.1 (2/22) 25.0 (2/8) 0.0 (0/3) 0.0 (0/11)
Central region 3.9 (6/154) 2.4 (2/85) 6.1 (2/33) 5.6 (2/36)
E 5.3 (3/57) 2.8 (1/36) 7.1 (1/7) 7.1 (1/14)
F 7.7 (3/97) 2.0 (1/49) 3.8 (1/26) 4.5 (1/22)
Southern region 2.0 (5/255) 0.0 (0/155) 9.5 (4/42) 1.7 (1/58)
G 0.0 (0/99) 0.0 (0/67) 0.0 (0/11) 0.0 (0/21)
H 2.3 (2/86) 0.0 (0/55) 11.8 (2/17) 0.0 (0/14)
I 4.3 (3/70) 0.0 (0/33) 14.3 (2/14) 4.3 (1/23)
Eastern region
J 0.0 (0/31) 0.0 (0/22) 0.0 (0/6) 0.0 (0/3)
Total 2.7 (18/671) 1.4 (5/347) 7.5 (8/107) 2.3 (5/217)

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