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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Research

Reduced Fluoroquinolone Susceptibility in Salmonella enterica Serotypes in Travelers Returning from Southeast Asia

Antti Hakanen*†Comments to Author , Pirkko Kotilainen†, Pentti Huovinen*, Hans Helenius‡, and Anja Siitonen§
Author affiliations: *National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland;; †Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland;; ‡Turku University, Turku, Finland;; §National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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Table 1

Serotype distribution and reduced ciprofloxacin (CIP) susceptibility (MIC >0.125 µg/mL) among 1,210 Salmonella isolates studied

Serotype No. of isolates (% of total) % CIP MIC >0.125 µg/mL No. of isolates (% of total) % CIP MIC >0.125 µg/mL No. of isolates (% of total) % CIP MIC >0.125 µg/mL
S. Enteritidis 228 (36.2) 3.5 99 (17) 0 327 (27) 2.4
S. Typhimurium 49 (7.8) 22.4 217 (37.3) 1.4 266 (22) 5.3
S. Hadar 34 (5.4) 32.4 14 (2.4) 21.4 48 (4) 29.2
S. Virchow 27 (4.3) 37.0 13 (2.2) 15.4 40 (3.3) 30.0
S. Montevideo 22 (3.5) 0 15 (2.6) 6.7 37 (3.1) 2.7
S. Newport 18 (2.9) 5.6 13 (2.2) 0 31 (2.6) 3.2
S. Braenderup 18 (2.9) 0 2 (0.3) 0 20 (1.7) 0
S. Infantis 17 (2.7) 5.9 33 (5.7) 0 50 (4.1) 2.0
S. Anatum 17 (2.7) 11.8 4 (0.7) 25.0 21 (1.7) 14.3
S. Panama 11 (1.7) 9.1 4 (0.7) 0 15 (1.2) 6.7
Other serotypes (N=80)
188 (29.9)
11.2
167 (28.7)
1.2
355 (29.3)
6.5
Total 629 (100) 10.5 581 (100) 2.1 1,210 (100) 6.4

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