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#2 December 25, 2006

Levofloxacin remains highly effective against community-acquired Viridans group streptococci

Recent reports describe an increasing number of infections due to antimicrobial-resistant viridans group streptococci and researchers at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, have examined 28 community-acquired viridans group streptococci isolates from 27 patients. Although these isolates exhibited different degrees of resistance to a variety of antibiotics, including cefalosporins, macrolides and penicillin, all strains remained 100% susceptible to levofloxacin and vancomycin.

PMID: 17180589

Infection. 2006 Dec;34(6):339-41.

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