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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

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Causes of Infection after Earthquake, China, 2008

Yue Wang, Peng Hao, Bo Lu, Hua Yu, Wenfang Huang, Hongliang Hou, and Kerong DaiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China (Y. Wang, P. Hao, B. Lu, H. Yu, W. Huang); Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China (H. Hou, K. Dai); Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai (H. Hou, K. Dai)

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Table 2

Antimicrobial susceptibility of 180 strains of gram-negative bacilli isolated from persons injured during earthquake, Wenchuan, China, 2008

Organism No. No. (%) specimens susceptible, by antimicrobial drug*
AMK AZT CAZ CIP FEP GM IMP SMZ TZP
A. baumannii 74 16 (21.6) 0 5 (6.8) 7 (9.5) 15 (20.1) 0 26 (35.1) 10 (13.5) 12 (16.2)
Escherichia coli 36 36 (100) 13 (36.1) 13 (36.1) 0 11 (30.6) 10 (27.8) 35 (97.2) 11 (30.6) 28 (77.8)
Enteric bacilli 30 15 (50.0) 10 (33.3) 10 (33.3) 8 (26.7) 13 (43.3) 13 (43.3 30 (100) 8 (26.7) 10 (33.3
Klebsiella pneumoniae 22 20 (90.9) 4 (18.2) 7 (31.8) 0 7 (31.8) 4 (18.2) 22 (100) 4 (18.2) 7 (31.8)
P. aeruginosa 18 18 (100) 4 (22.2) 11 (61.1) 12 (66.7) 11 (61.1) 15 (83.3) 17 (94.4) 0 15 (83.3)
Total 180 105 (58.3) 31 (17.2) 46 (25.6) 27 (15.0) 57 (31.7) 42 (23.3) 130 (72.2) 33 (18.3) 72 (40.0)

*Semisusceptible results were considered resistant. AMK, amikacin; AZT, aztreonam; CAZ, ceftazidime; CIP, ciprofloxacin; FEP, cefepime; GM, gentamicin; IMP, imipenem; SMZ,sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim; TZP, tazobactam/piperacillin; A. baumannii, Acinetobacter baumannii; P. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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