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Volume 6, Number 3—June 2000

Research

High Prevalence of Penicillin-Nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae at a Community Hospital in Oklahoma

Ronald L. Moolenaar*†Comments to Author , Ronda Pasley-Shaw†, John R. Harkess†, Anthony Lee‡, and James M. Crutcher‡
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; and ‡Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Table 1

Antibiotic-susceptibility test resultsa for 48 isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Hospital A, Oklahoma, October 23, 1997, through February 19, 1998, and retest results from Hospital B

Hospital A
No. (%) Hospital B
No. %
Oxacillin disk
Sensitive 16/47 (34) 17/46 (37)
Resistant 31/47 (66) 29/46 (63)
Penicillin
Sensitive 17/48 (35) 18/48 (38)
Intermediate 8/48 (17) 16/48 (33)
Resistant 23/48 (48) 14/48 (29)
Ceftriaxone
Sensitive not performed 37/48 (77)
Intermediate 7/48 (15)
Resistant 4/48 (8)
Cefotaxime
Sensitive 25/48 (52) not performed
Intermediate 10/48 (21)
Resistant 13/48 (27)
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Sensitive 18/47 (38) 16/47 (34)
Intermediate 6/47 (13) 2/47 (4)
Resistant
23/47 (49)
29/47 (62)
aBy E-test and oxacillin disc.

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