Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 158, Issue 3, pp 177–183 | Cite as

Geographical differences in antibiotic sensitivity patterns: Comparison of susceptibility of staphylococci in Poland and Germany

  • J. Jeljaszewicz
  • G. Pulverer


Three hundred forty three strains ofStaph. aureus were isolated in Poland and Germany and tested for susceptibilityin vitro towards 17 major antimicrobial agents. Comparison of resistance patterns of these drugs revealed existence of generally similar percentages of resistant and sensitive strains in both countries for streptomycin, cephaloridine, fusidic acid, lincomycin, rifampicin, nitrofurantoin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. Essential differences were found in resistance patterns for tetracyclines, penicillins, kanamycin, soframycin, erythromycin, chloramphenicol and sulfamethoxazole. Probable cause of these differences is discussed.


Streptomycin Tetracycline Kanamycin Erythromycin Antimicrobial Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Jeljaszewicz
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Pulverer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of HygieneWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Institute of HygieneUniversity of KölnGermany

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