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Table 3 Comparison of antibiotic resistance between 181 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 2012 and 102 CA-MRSA isolates from 2004 to 2005

From: Clinical features and molecular characteristics of childhood community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2012

Year Total Penicillin Erythromycin (n = 169) * Clindamycin (n = 169) ** Fusidic acid Trimethoprim /sulfamethoxazole*** Tigecycline Linezolid Vancomycin Teicoplanin
2012 181 181(100) 137(81.1) 134(79.3) 1(0.6) 1(0.6) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0) 0(0)
2004–2005 [8] 102 102(100) 96(94.1) 94(92.2) - 5(4.9) - - 0(0) 0(0)
  1. All the isolates were resistant to penicillin while susceptible to tigecycline, linezolid, vancomycin and teicoplanin
  2. *p = 0.003
  3. **p = 0.01
  4. ***p = 0.024