Susceptibility in vitro of Nocardia species to antimicrobial agents

P. M. Southern, A. E. Kutscher, R. Ragsdale, B. Luttrell

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Fifty-four clinical isolates of Nocardia spp. were tested in vitro for susceptibility to several antimicrobial agents. Of these, 89% were susceptible to ciprofloxacin, 86% to imipenem, 85% to fusidic acid, and 71% to cefotaxime. Some of the agents may be suitable alternative or adjunctive drugs to sulfonamides and aminoglycosides for chemotherapy of Nocardial infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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