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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 281-4

In vitro susceptibility testing of nonsporing anaerobes to ten antimicrobial agents.


Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

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P S Rao
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

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Antibiotic susceptibility was performed on sixty clinical isolates of nonsporing anaerobes against ten antimicrobial agents. The test was performed on Muller Hinton Agar and Wilkins Chalgren blood agar by preparing suspension of freshly isolated colonies in BHI broth. Apart from Metronidazole and Chloramphenicol newer antibiotics like Minocycline, Secnidazole, Tinidazole, Clarithromycin, Roxithromycin were also tried. Antimicrobial agents like Metronidazole, Secnidazole, Tinidazole and Minocycline were 100% sensitive, followed by Chloramphenicol, Clarithromycin and Roxithromycin. These newer agents can be good alternatives for the treatment of non sporing anaerobes.


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