In vitro activity of tebipenem, a new oral carbapenem antibiotic, against clinical Haemophilus influenzae isolates was compared with those of 8 reference agents. Isolates were classified into 6 resistance classes after PCR identification of β-lactamase genes and ftsI gene mutations. For all isolates, the minimal concentration at which 90% of isolates were inhibited was lower for tebipenem than for the reference oral antibiotics, except for cefditoren. Tebipenem also showed excellent bactericidal activity against β-lactamase-nonproducing, ampicillin-resistant isolates.
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