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Volume 5, Number 5—October 1999

Research

Tracking Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Oregon: An Alternative Surveillance Method

Arthur E. Chin*†Comments to Author , Katrina Hedberg*, Paul R. Cieslak*, Maureen Cassidy*, Karen R. Stefonek*, and David W. Fleming*
Author affiliations: *Oregon Health Division, Portland, Oregon, USA; and †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Streptococcus pneumoniae susceptibility to cefotaxime, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and erythromycin, by two surveillance methods, Portland, Oregon, 1996

Cefotaxime
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole
Erythromycin
Hospital Active surveillance
Antibiograms
Active surveillance
Antiobiograms
Active surveillance
Antiobiograms
No.
isolates Susceptible
No.
isolates Susceptible No.
isolates Susceptible
No.
isolates Susceptible No.
isolates Susceptible
No.
isolates Susceptible
N % N % N % N % N % N %
A a b a b a b
B 34 32 94 10 8 80 34 26 76 b 34 33 97 134 126 94
C 59 54 92 274 255 93 59 49 83 274 230 84 59 57 97 274 230 84
D 6 4 67 120 112 93 6 3 50 6 5 83 120 88 73
E 12 12 100 b 12 9 75 16 13 81 12 12 100 42 39 93
F a 61 59 97 a b a 61 56 92
G 33 31 94 110 105 95 33 27 82 b 33 30 91 110 100 91
H 11 11 100 - 11 10 91 b 11 11 100 b
I 8 7 88 - 8 6 75 b 8 8 100 b
J 7 6 86 - 7 5 71 10 8 80 7 6 86 10 10 100
K 6 6 100 - 6 4 67 b 6 5 83 b
L
2
2
100
-


2
2
100
b


2
2
100
b


Total 178 165 93 575 539 94 178 141 79 300 251 84 178 169 95 751 649 86

aIsolates submitted to the Oregon Public Health Laboratory.
bAntibiogram data not available from hospital.

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