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Breakthrough in penicillin resistance? Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates with penicillin/cefotaxime MICs of 16 mg/L and their genotypic and geographical relatedness.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
1460-2091
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
6
Pages
1234–1240
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dkn392
PMID: 18799472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The multidrug high resistance (precluding adequate oral therapy in children), its origin, the prevalence found in Romania and the presence of non-vaccine (7-valent) serotypes should worry the medical community because of a possible clonal diffusion that would limit therapeutic alternatives.

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