Use of ceftizoxime screening for the detection of cephalosporin- resistant pneumococci

Gordon E. Schutze, Mary Jo Lewno, Edward O. Mason

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Abstract

Two hundred and ten pneumococcal isolates underwent ceftizoxime disk (30 μg) screening to predict cephalosporin resistance. Forty-six isolates failed screening with 36 (78%) demonstrating intermediate/resistant MICs. Sensitivity and specificity were 100 and 95%, respectively. The ceftizoxime disk screen is an effective method of identifying potentially cephalosporin- resistant isolates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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