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Table 1 Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of S. aureus strains to different antimicrobial agents

From: Determination of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in Staphylococcus aureus strains recovered from patients at two main health facilities in Kabul, Afghanistan

Classes of ATB Antibiotics Sensitive N (%) Intermediate N (%) Resistant N (%)
Penicillines Penicillin G   1 (1.0) 104 (99.0)
Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid 81 (77.1)   24 (22.9)
Oxacillin 49 (46.7)   56 (53.3)
Macrolides Erythromycin 38 (36.2) 4 (3.8) 63 (60.0)
Azithromycin 38 (36.2) 4 (3.8) 63 (60.0)
2nd and 3rd generation of Cephalosporins Cefazolin 78 (74.3) 10 (9.5) 17 (16.2)
Cefixim 11 (10.5) 5 (4.8) 89 (84.8)
Cefoxitin 49 (46.7)   56 (53.3)
Ceftriaxone 37 (35.2) 39 (37.1) 29 (27.6)
Ceftazidime 6 (5.7) 12 (11.4) 87 (82.9)
Quinolones Ciprofloxacin 47 (44.8) 5 (4.8) 53 (50.5)
Sulfonamides Cotri-moxazole 60 (57.1) 9 (8.6) 36 (34.3)
Aminoglycosides Gentamicin 83 (79.0) 5 (4.8) 17 (16.2)
Tobramycin 71 (67.6)   34 (32.4)
Tetracycline Doxycycline 81 (77.1) 10 (9.5) 14 (13.3)
Carbapenems Imipenem 94 (89.5) 1 (1.0) 10 (9.5)
Lincosamides Clindamycin 96 (91.4) 4 (3.8) 5 (4.8)
Polypeptides Vancomycin 105 (100.0)   
Divers Rifampicin 100 (95.2)   5 (4.8)
Chloramphenicol 68 (64.8) 30 (28.6) 7 (6.7)