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[Comparative activity of minocycline and doxycycline on mycoplasmas pathogenic for man].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Pathologie Biologie
0369-8114
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
5 Pt 2
Pages
577–580
Identifiers
PMID: 3937130
Source
Medline

Abstract

Susceptibility of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (10 strains), Mycoplasma hominis (20 strains) and Ureaplasma urealyticum (100 strains) to minocycline and doxycycline was studied in vitro. Minimal inhibitory concentrations were determined using an agar dilution method for M. pneumoniae and M. hominis and a metabolic inhibition test for U. urealyticum. M. pneumoniae strains were highly susceptible to minocycline and doxycycline (MIC less than or equal to 0.1 mg/l). Among M. hominis strains, 17 were susceptible (MIC less than or equal to 0.1 mg/l), whereas 3 were inhibited only by concentrations ranging from 4 to 16 mg/l. Among the 100 U. urealyticum strains, 95 were inhibited by 4 mg/l minocycline and 94 by 4 mg/l doxycycline. Both antibiotics exhibited similar activities against the three species (same ranges, same mode MICs).

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