Susceptibility of Bordetella pertussis to ampicillin

John D. Nelson, Betty M. Matteck, James McNabb

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Plate dilution susceptibility studies of 24 strains of Bordetella pertussis and twostrains of B. parapertussis demonstrate low minimal inhibitory concentrations of ampicillin. These data and the results of treatment of one patient indicate that further clinical experience with ampicillin therapy of pertussis would be worthwhile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1966

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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