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Table 9 Percentage of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to often-tested antibiotics over 5 years in Kuwait

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

Antibiotic Percentage (%) of resistant isolates in:
  1999 (n = 648) 2000 (n = 595) 2001 (n = 484) 2002 (n = 420) 2003 (n = 286)
Ampicillin 96 100 98 96 98
Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid 6 33 27 22 29
Cephalexin 33 30 25 36 34
Ciprofloxacin 10 35 30 45 50
Clindamycin 18 24 20 20 27
Cloxacillin 23 24 9 22 17
Erythromycin 38 34 26 28 27
Fusidic acid NA 20 19 64 27
Gentamicin 25 21 16 24 27
Methicillin 23 24 9 22 17
Penicillin 95 95 99 96 99
Teicoplanin 0 0 0 0 0
TMP/SMX 24 27 31 18 94
Vancomycin 0 0 0 0 0