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Sunday, 15 April 2007

In vitro susceptibility of Chlamydia pecorum to macrolides, tetracyclines, quinolones and beta-lactam.

Microbiol Immunol. 1998; 42(1): 61-3.

Pudjiatmoko, Fukushi H, Ochiai Y, Yamaguchi T, and Hirai K.

Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University,

Yanagido, Japan.

The in vitro susceptibility of Chlamydia pecorum to two macrolides (clarithromycin and erythromycin), two tetracyclines (doxycycline and minocycline), two quinolones (ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin) and one beta-lactam (ampicillin) was determined. The MICs were 0.004 to 0.008 microg/ml for clarithromycin, 0.008 to 0.031 microg/ml for doxycycline and minocycline, 0.063 to 0.125 microg/ml for erythromycin, 0.25 to 0.5 microg/ml for ofloxacin and 0.25 to 1.0 microg/ml for ciprofloxacin. The MIC for ampicillin was greater than 1,024 microg/ml. The results show clarithromycin and doxycycline are the two most effective drugs against C. pecorum.

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