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Table 1 Comparison of disc diffusion tests on pneumococcal isolates performed in Bukavu and in Gothenburg, respectively (n = 32)

From: High rate of antibiotic resistance among pneumococci carried by healthy children in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  Oxacillina N (%) TMP-SMXb N (%) Erythromycin N (%) Clindamycin N (%) Norfloxacinc N (%) Tetracycline N (%)
Difference in disc diffusion test (mm)
  ≤ 3 23 (73) 29 (91) 22 (69) 23 (73) 25 (79) 14 (44)
 4–6 5 (15) 1 (3) 3 (11) 3 (11) 5 (15) 10 (31)
 > 6 4 (12) 2 (6) 7 (32) 6 (18) 2 (6) 8 (25)
Difference in SIRd interpretatione 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. a Screening disc for beta-lactam resistance
  2. bTMP-SMX Trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole
  3. c Screening disc for fluoroquionolone resistance, i.e. levofloxacin and moxifloxacin
  4. dSIR Sensitive, Intermediate, Resistant
  5. e Breakpoints used according to EUCAST 2017