Table 1.

MICs of telithromycin and erythromycin againstRickettsia and Bartonella species and against C. burnetii

Organism or strain(s)aMIC (μg/ml)
TelithromycinErythromycin
Rickettsia conorii Moroccan (ATCC VR-141)0.58
Rickettsia conorii serotype Israeli0.58
Rickettsia rickettsii Sheila Smith (ATCC VR-149)0.5–1b8
Rickettsia africae0.58
Rickettsia typhi Wilmington (ATCC VR-144)0.50.5–1b
Rickettsia prowazekii Breinl (ATCC VR-142)0.50.125–0.25b
Bartonella henselae Houston 1 (ATCC 49882) and UR.LI.E.90.0030.06–0.25
Bartonella quintana Oklahoma (ATCC 49793) andUR.P.IE.H20.0060.006–0.12
Bartonella bacilliformis KC583 (ATCC 35685), KC584 (ATCC 35686), Acochaca 812, and Monzon 2690.0150.06
Coxiella burnetii
 Nine Mile18
 Q21218
 Priscilla18
  • a Alternative strain designations appear in parentheses.

  • b For Rickettsia spp., MICs obtained with the dye uptake assay and the plaque assay are specified only when different.