TABLE 3.

Prevalence of carriage of fluoroquinolone-resistant strains in different commensal floras

No. of floras carrying resistant bacteriaType(s) of commensal floraaNo. (%) of patients
0NA245 (44.1)
1Fecal, nasal, or pharyngeal230 (41.6)
2All combinations of two75 (13.5)
Fecal and nasal22 (4)
Fecal and pharyngeal14 (2.5)
Nasal and pharyngeal39 (7.1)
3Fecal, nasal, and pharyngeal5 (0.9)
  • a NA, not applicable.