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Title: 
Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus intermedius strains isolated from dogs in Belgium
Author(s): 
E. Donné, L. Devriese, F. Haesebrouck
Abstract: 

Only 19% of 84 Staphylococcus intermedius strains isolated between 1997 and 1999 from skin lesions in dogs showed normal sensitivity to antibiotics. Most resistances involved penicillinase-labile penicillins (64%), tetracyclines (53%) and sulphonamides (44%), combined in dual or multiple resistance patterns. Other frequently occurring resistances included macrolide- and lincosamide cross-resistance. The resistance percentages are compared in a table with those found in 1982 and 1986 in a similar study. The increase of macrolide lincosamide crossresistance from 11 to 33% was the most striking finding.

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