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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 2

Penicillin-susceptibility test results from three laboratories for 17 invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Hospital A, Oklahoma, November 1997 through February 1998

E-test
Broth dilution
Source Hospital A Hospital B Children's Hospital of Oklahoma
Blood I S S
Blood R I R
Blood R R R
Blood R I I
Blood S S S
Blood I I I
Blood R R I
Blood S S S
Blood R I I
Blood S S S
CSF S S S
Blood S S S
Blood I I I
CSF R R I
Blood R R R
Blood R R R
Blood S S S
I or R % 65% 59% 59%

I, having intermediate resistance; R, highly resistant; S, susceptible to the antibiotic.
CSF = cerebrospinal fluid

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