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[Problems with gram-positive bacteria: resistance in staphylococci, enterococci, and pneumococci to antimicrobial drugs].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
0037-8682
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
281–301
Identifiers
PMID: 10967598
Source
Medline

Abstract

The resistance in staphylococci, enterococci, and pneumococci is reviewed. The author also recalls the first cases, and presents an overview of the distribution of cases in the world, the genetic and molecular mechanisms of resistance, the importance in Brazil and therapeutic alternatives. The factors that contribute to the dissemination of these problem bacteria and the measures for their control are emphasized.

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