In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of Brachyspira pilosicoli isolates from humans

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2354-2357
Journal / PublicationAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


The in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of the anaerobic intestinal spirochete Brachyspira pilosicoli was investigated by an agar dilution method. Human (n = 123) and porcine (n = 16) isolates were susceptible to metronidazole, ceftriaxone, meropenem, tetracycline, moxifloxacin, and chloramphenicol; erythromycin and ciprofloxacin were not active. Resistance to amoxicillin and clindamycin varied. Amoxicillin susceptibility was restored by clavulanic acid.