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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

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Melioidosis, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Erika VliegheComments to Author , Lim Kruy, Birgit De Smet, Chun Kham, Chhun Heng Veng, Thong Phe, Olivier Koole, Sopheak Thai, Lut Lynen, and Jan Jacobs
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (E. Vlieghe, B. DeSmet, O. Koole, L. Lynen, J. Jacobs); Sihanouk Hospital Centre of Hope Phnom Penh, Cambodia (L. Kruy, C. Kham, C.H. Veng, T. Phe, S. Thai)

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Table 1

MICs for 54 Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 1, 2007–January 31, 2010*

Antimicrobial drug MIC, µg/mL
MIC50 MIC90 Breakpoints, µg/mL
0.38 0.5 0.75 1 1.5 2 3 4 6 8 S R
Meropenem 3 29 16 1 3 2 0.5 1.5 <4 >16
Doxycycline† 13 19 18 3 1 0.75 1 <4 >16
Ceftazidime† 2 0 18 25 7 2 1.5 2 <8 >32
Amoxicillin/ clavulanic acid 1 0 13 30 7 2 1 1.5 2 <8 >32
Chloramphenicol



1
1
0
17
16
12



6 8 <8 >32
0.032
0.038
0.047
0.064
0.094
0.125
0.19
0.25
0.38
0.75
1
1.5
3
Sulfamethoxazole/ trimethoprim 3 1 7 12 5 9 4 7 1 1 3 1 0 0.125 0.75 <2 >4

*MICs determined by Etest (AB Biodisk, Solna, Sweden). MIC50, MIC for 50% of isolates; MIC90, MIC for 90% of isolates; S, susceptible; R, resistant; –, no isolates with this MIC.
†53 isolates included.

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