Antimicrobial resistance patterns in Korea

Yunsop Chong, Kyungwon Lee, Oh Hun Kwon

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Abstract

Recent in-vitro test results showed that in Seoul (Korea) aerobic Gram-negative bacilli are often resistant to ampicillin and to the first-generation cephalosporins, but chloramphenicol-resistant Salmonella typhi are extremely rare. Almost all isolates of Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, 49% of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and 31% of Haemophilus influenzae were β-lactamase producers. Seventhy-two percent of pneumococci were penicillin G resistant and 62% of staphylococci were methicillin resistant. Among the Enterococcus faecium, 59% were resistant to high-level gentamicin, but glycopeptide-resistant isolates were not found. Thirty-eight percent and 5% of Bacteroides fragilis were resistant to clindamycin and cefoxitin, respectively. In conclusion, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are prevalent in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

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Korea
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis
Cefoxitin
Bacteroides fragilis
Enterococcus faecium
Salmonella typhi
Methicillin Resistance
Penicillin G
Clindamycin
Glycopeptides
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Haemophilus influenzae
Chloramphenicol
Cephalosporins
Ampicillin
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Gentamicins
Staphylococcus
Bacillus
Bacteria

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Chong, Yunsop ; Lee, Kyungwon ; Hun Kwon, Oh. / Antimicrobial resistance patterns in Korea. In: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 1993 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 211-214.
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