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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005


Antimicrobial Drug Resistance: "Prediction Is Very Difficult, Especially about the Future"1

Patrice Courvalin*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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Predictable resistance types

Organism Resistance phenotype or mechanism
Streptococcus pneumoniae Penicillinase, gentamicin, glycopeptides
Streptococcus groups A, C, G Penicillins
Listeria monocytogenes Penicillins, gentamicin
Legionella pneumophila Macrolides, fluoroquinolones
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi Third-generation cephalosporins
Haemophilus influenzae Third-generation cephalosporins
Neisseria meningitidis Third-generation cephalosporins
Brucella spp. Tetracyclines, rifampin, streptomycin
Clostridium difficile Glycopeptides
C. perfringens Penicillinase
Chlamydia spp. Tetracyclines

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1Niels Bohr.