Increased ampicillin resistance inHaemophilus Influenzae in Northern Ireland hospitals

  • P. G. Murphy
  • I. Craig


Twenty-nine of one hundred and ninety-three (15%) clinical isolates ofHaemophilus influenzae from Northern Ireland hospitals during 1985–1986 were found to be ampicillin resistant. This is twice the national average for the same period and a 65% increase since a similar report in Northern Ireland three years previously. Computerised monitoring of routine specimens has shown this resistance level to be maintained in 1989. Susceptibility to other antimicrobials is discussed.


Trimethoprim Cefuroxime Resistance Level Cefaclor Ampicillin Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Murphy
    • 1
  • I. Craig
  1. 1.Department of BacteriologyBelfast City Hospital

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