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February 1985

Ampicillin Resistance and Haemophilus influenzae Type b-Reply

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AJDC PO Box 43700 Tucson, AZ 85733

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(2):114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140040012006

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In Reply.—I should know better than to comment on any aspect of Haemophilus influenzae when there are readers who are as careful as you are. You are correct; I was in error. There is a tendency toward a greater rate of resistance among nontype b isolates of H influenzae if one considers both the non-B and nontypeables. In fact, Long and her colleagues comment specifically on this point: "Our data suggest a tendency for less antibiotic resistance among serotypeable vs non-serotypeable isolates.... " Mea culpa, mea culpa!! Thank you for pointing out this significant error.

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