Objective. To evaluate effectiveness of the various approaches to fluoroquinolone susceptibility testing of Salmonella, including S. typhi, taking into account molecular resistance mechanisms.
Materials and Methods. The MIC values of ciprofloxacin were compared with the inhibition zone for pefloxacin disc, 5 mg (310 isolates) and nalidixic acid, 30 mg (420 isolates). MIC of ciprofloxacin was determined by gradient diffusion test and broth microdilution method. Muller – Hinton agar and Muller – Hinton broth, antibiotic discs and MICE-tests (Oxoid, UK) were used.