Antimicrobial susceptibility of clinical Campylobacter isolates collected at a German university hospital during the period 2006-2008

G. Valenza, M. Frosch, and M. Abele-Horn. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 42 (1): 57--60 (2010)PMID: 20055727.


A total of 113 clinical Campylobacter strains (105 C. jejuni, 7 C. coli, 1 C. lari) were collected between 2006 and 2008 and tested for antimicrobial susceptibility to erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline and meropenem. Of all the Campylobacter isolates, 52.2\% were resistant to ciprofloxacin and 38.0\% to doxycycline. None of them was resistant to erythromycin or meropenem. However, 51.3\% of all Campylobacter isolates were intermediate susceptible to erythromycin (minimum inhibitory concentration 1-4 mg/l). These data confirm the value of macrolides as the drugs of choice for the treatment of severe Campylobacter infections.

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