Fluoroquinolone resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong linked to the Spanish 23F clone.
Published Date:2001 Sep-Oct
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 7(5):906-908.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Description:Serotypes 6A/B, 19F, and 23F accounted for 73% of 140 mucosal isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Hong Kong. In pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis, a group of related patterns was shared by 14 of 15 ciprofloxacin-resistant and 12 of 16 ciprofloxacin-susceptible isolates. These strains exhibited capsular switching and were highly similar to the Spanish 23F clone.
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