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Prevalence and genotyping of commensal Neisseria with reduced susceptibility to penicillin.

Authors
  • Mechergui, Arij
  • Achour, Wafa
  • Ben Hassen, Assia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
11–15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000369136
PMID: 25662401
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We analyzed 85 Neisseria spp. strains collected by swabbing from neutropenic patients to determine the prevalence of reduced susceptibility to penicillin and to ascertain the clonal relationship between these strains. High genetic diversity and an elevated level of penicillin resistance were found among commensal Neisseria clinical isolates.

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