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Table 2 Antibiotic resistant N. meningitidis isolates.

From: Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance pattern of bacterial meningitis in Egypt

N. meningitidis PEN AMP CHL CRO SXT Number of isolates tested
ES 1998-2000
[4]
R = 0% NA NA NA NA -8
       -CSF
ES 1997-2000
[1]
NA I = 84% I = 0% I = 17% NA -48
   R = 2% R = 0% R = 2%   -CSF and blood
ES 1998-2004
[2]
R = 1% R = 5% NA NA R = 86 -68
      % -CSF
  1. The percentage of non-susceptible N. meningitidis isolates to five conventional antibiotics to N. meningitidis isolated from CSF and/or blood in three studies conducted from1998-2004.
  2. The antibiotic abbreviations: PEN, penicillin; AMP, ampicillin; CHL, chloramphenicol; CRO, ceftriaxone; TET, tetracycline; SXT, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole; and NA refers to data not available.
  3. (Intermediate resistance is abbreviated as I, and Resistance as R)