In Vitro Antibiotic Susceptibility of <i>Francisella tularensis</i> Isolates from Japan

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Author(s)

    • Sharma Neekun
    • Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Science Gifu University
    • Yamamoto Yoshie
    • Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
    • Yamada Akio
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
    • Morikawa Shigeru
    • Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases|The United Graduate School of Veterinary Science Gifu University

Abstract

The antibiotic susceptibilities of 36 isolates of Japanese <i>Francisella tularensis</i>, an etiological agent of the zoonotic disease tularemia, were analyzed using the E test. All the isolates were susceptible to ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, erythromycin, and gentamicin but resistant to benzylpenicillin and cephalothin. The susceptibility to seven other β-lactams (aztreonam, cefotaxime, cefoxitin, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, imipenem, and meropenem) varied among the isolates. These findings suggest that the guidelines for the antibiotic treatment of tularemia issued by the World Health Organization are appropriate for Japanese tularemia patients.

Journal

  • Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases

    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 66(6), 534-536, 2013

    National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003390336
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1132885X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1344-6304
  • NDL Article ID
    025048811
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-C450
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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