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Table 7 Resistance trend in isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae over a 5-year period in Kuwait

From: Antibiotic resistance as a global threat: Evidence from China, Kuwait and the United States

Antibiotics Percentage (%) of resistant isolates in:
  1999 (n = 78) 2000 (n = 61) 2001 (n = 73) 2002 (n = 66) 2003 (n = 90)
Cefotaxime 0 0 4 5 6
Ceftriaxone 0 0 3 5 4
Cefuroxime 0 0 8 9 41
Cephalexin 0 0 NT NT NT
Chloramphenicol 3 5 25 5 0
Erythromycin 16 20 23 26 30
Imipenem 0 0 0 0 0
Penicillin 32 38 46 52 54
Teicoplanin 0 0 0 0 0
Vancomycin 0 0 0 0 0
  1. NT = not tested