Macrolide- and Telithromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes, Belgium, 1999–20031
Published Date:Jun 2005
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 11(6):939-942.
Aged, 80 And Over
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Keywords: Molecular Epidemiology
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Description:We found a 13% macrolide resistance in 3,866 Streptococcus pyogenes isolated from tonsillopharyngitis patients; 59% macrolide-resistant isolates were distributed in 5 clones, suggesting the importance of both resistance gene transfer and clonal dissemination in the spread of these organisms. We also report one of the largest collections of telithromycin-resistant isolates.
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