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Title: Macrolide resistance in Belgian Streptococcus pneumoniae
Authors: Lagrou, Katrien ×
Peetermans, Willy
Verhaegen, Jan
Van Lierde, S
Verbist, Ludo
Van Eldere, Johan #
Issue Date: Jan-2000
Series Title: The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy vol:45 issue:1 pages:119-21
Abstract: The genetic basis of macrolide resistance was characterized in 59 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates. All isolates were collected in 1995 and 1997 and were from invasive infections. The majority of the isolates (54 of 59 isolates) were erythromycin and clindamycin resistant (MLS(B)-phenotype) and carried the ermAM gene. Five isolates were erythromycin resistant but clindamycin susceptible (M-phenotype). Using PCR the mefE gene was detected in these five isolates. Contrary to the situation found in Canada and the USA, mefE-mediated erythromycin resistance in S. pneumoniae is uncommon in Belgium.
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ISSN: 0305-7453
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Laboratory for Experimental and Clinical Microbiology (-)
× corresponding author
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