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Volume 15, Number 5—May 2009


Clostridium difficile in Ready-to-Eat Salads, Scotland

Marwah M. Bakri, Derek J. Brown, John P. Butcher, and Alistair D. SutherlandComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (M.M. Bakri, J.P. Butcher, A.D. Sutherland); Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Glasgow (D.J. Brown)

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Table 2

Susceptibility of 3 Clostridium difficile isolates to 6 antimicrobial drugs, by source of isolate, Scotland, UK, 2008*

Antimicrobial drug Source of isolate
Baby leaf spinach (MIC, µg/mL) Organic mixed leaf salad (MIC, µg/mL) Organic lettuce (MIC, µg/mL)
Metronidazole S (0.125) S (0.094) S (0.75)
Vancomycin S (0.50) S (0.38) S (1.0)
Moxifloxacin S (0.50) S (0.75) R (256)
Clindamycin I (4.0) I (6.0) R (8.0)
Erythromycin S (1.5) S (0.75) R (192)
Cefotaxime I (48) R (64) R (256)

*S, sensitive; R, resistant; I, intermediate.

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