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Fluoroquinolone resistance in salmonellas and campylobacters from humans

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:943
  1. E J Threlfall, Top grade microbiologist (,
  2. J A Frost, Principal grade microbiologist,
  3. B Rowe, Consultant medical microbiologist
  1. Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens, Central Public Health Laboratory, London NW9 5HT

    EDITOR—In Piddock's editorial on fluoroquinolone resistance it was stated that Salmonella typhimurium with decreased susceptibility to fluoroquinolones and campylobacter resistant to fluoroquinolones have been isolated from animals and retail poultry.1 Unfortunately, information about the incidence of fluoroquinolone resistant S typhimurium and campylobacter from human infections was not provided, nor was there any reference to underlying epidemiological events leading to the development of resistance.

    The Laboratory of Enteric Pathogens is the national reference centre for salmonellas from humans in England and Wales. …

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