Antimicrobial susceptibilities of 40 isolates of Bacillus anthracis isolated in Turkey

ESEL D., Doganay M., SUMERKAN B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, vol.22, no.1, pp.70-72, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Forty clinical isolates of Bacillus anthracis were studied. The MIC90 values of penicillin G, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, gatifloxacin, and levofloxacin were 0.016, 0.03, 0.06, 0.06 and 0.12 mg/l, respectively. Susceptibilities suggest that the quinolones may also be considered as an alternative therapy for anthrax. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. and the International Society of Chemotherapy. All rights reserved.