Susceptibility of Shigella species to erythromycin

R. N. Greenberg, R. D. Pearson, D. J. Innes, K. T. Sauer, L. D. Halterman, R. L. Guerrant

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations


Two of the most common causes of inflammatory enteritis are Campylobacter fetus subsp. jejuni and Shigella species. No single antimicrobial agent is recommended for treatment of both diseases. Erythromycin is used to treat C. fetus subsp. jejuni infections but has not been studied in shigellosis. For this reason, we determined the susceptibility of 22 strains of Shigella to erythromycin and found that Shigella species are susceptible to concentrations of erythromycin which are obtainable in stool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-348
Number of pages2
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


Dive into the research topics of 'Susceptibility of Shigella species to erythromycin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this