Serotype Distribution and Drug Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Palestinian Territories
Published Date:Jan 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(1):94-96.
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Description:To determine antimicrobial drug resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes, we analyzed isolates from blood cultures of sick children residing in the West Bank before initiation of pneumococcal vaccination. Of 120 serotypes isolated, 50.8%, 73.3%, and 80.8% of the bacteremia cases could have been prevented by pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Serotype 14 was the most drug-resistant serotype isolated.
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