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Value of the minimum bactericidal concentration of antibiotics in the management of a case of recurrent Streptococcus bovis septicaemia
  1. Lena Robinson*,
  2. K Fonseca
  1. Department of Medical Microbiology, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 4HL


    After prostatectomy a 60-year-old man developed Streptococcus bovis septicaemia. The patient did not respond to treatment with a combination of ampicillin and erythromycin and in vitro antagonism between these antibiotics was demonstrated by minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC). The value of determining the MBC of antibiotics used in the treatment of septicaemia is emphasised.

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    • * Present address: Department of Microbiology, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF.