In vitro activities of new quinolones against Brucella melitensis isolated in a tertiary-care hospital in Turkey


Kocagoz S., Akova M. , Altun B. , Gur D. , Hascelik G.

CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION, vol.8, no.4, pp.240-242, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1469-0691.2002.00416.x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-242

Abstract

We have evaluated the in vitro activities of seven fluoroquinolones against 69 strains of Brucella melitensis . According to their minimum inhibitory concentration for 90% growth (MIC90 ) values, the most active agent was found to be sparfloxacin (MIC90 0.12 mg/L) followed by levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin (MIC90 0.50 mg/L) and grepafloxacin (MIC90 1 mg/L), gemifloxacin (MIC90 2 mg/L) and gatifloxacin (MIC90 4 mg/L).