Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 3):S15-7
Surveillance of antibiotic resistance in the community: an approach to reducing bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents
JML Ling, EW Chan, AF Cheng
Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Antibiotic resistance is on the rise.
2. Fluoroquinolone resistance was relatively high in organisms causing urinary tract infection.
3. Penicillin resistance in pneumococci was alarming, nonetheless Streptococcus pneumoniae had 0% resistance to ampicillin.
4. Group A _-haemolytic streptococci had 0% resistance to penicillin.
5. Frequent surveillance studies are warranted to monitor levels of resistance in the community.