Macrolide Resistance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, South Korea, 2000–2011
Published Date:Aug 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(8):1281-1284.
DNA Mutational Analysis
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Republic Of Korea
RNA, Ribosomal, 23S
Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria
Description:In Korea, Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in 255/2,089 respiratory specimens collected during 2000-2011; 80 isolates carried 23S rRNA gene mutations, and 69/123 culture-positive samples with the mutation were resistant to 5 macrolides. During 2000-2011, prevalence of the mutation increased substantially. These findings have critical implications for the treatment of children with mycoplasma pneumonia.
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