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Correction Of A Reference To Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Interpretive Criteria.

M. Wikler, M. Ferraro
Published 2008 · Medicine

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To the EditorIn the 15 February 2008 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Anthony et al. [1] state, in the Methods section of their article, that the "Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute interpretive criteria for Enterobacteriaceae were used for both Enterobacteriaceae and A. baumannii (susceptible MIC, ^2 /?g/mL; intermediate MIC, >2 or <8 jLtg/mL; resistant MIC, ^8 /?g/mL)" (p. 567). The authors incorrectly cited the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) as the source for the interpretive criteria. There are no established CLSI interpretive criteria [2] for tigecycline, because the manufacturer has not requested that the CLSI establish and publish interpretive criteria for tigecycline in their laboratory standards.
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