In vitro activity of ciprofloxacin, sparfloxacin, ofloxacin, amikacin and rifampicin against Ghanaian isolates of Mycobacterium ulcerans.

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MICs of ciprofloxacin, sparfloxacin, ofloxacin, amikacin and rifampicin were determined for 14 primary clinical isolates and three reference isolates of Mycobacterium ulcerans by modifying a standard agar dilution method for testing Mycobacterium tuberculosis sensitivity. All these antimicrobials were active against every isolate of M. ulcerans. Sparfloxacin exhibited the highest activity and ofloxacin was the least effective. Rifampicin exhibited the broadest range of activity.

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Cited Authors

  • Thangaraj, HS; Adjei, O; Allen, BW; Portaels, F; Evans, MR; Banerjee, DK; Wansbrough-Jones, MH

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 233

PubMed ID

  • 10660507

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10660507

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2091

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0305-7453

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jac/45.2.231

Language

  • eng