Association of penicillin-tolerant streptococci with epidemics of streptococcal pharyngitis in closed communities

@article{Dagan1989AssociationOP,
  title={Association of penicillin-tolerant streptococci with epidemics of streptococcal pharyngitis in closed communities},
  author={Ron Dagan and Mina Ferne},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1989},
  volume={8},
  pages={629-631}
}
The association of penicillin-tolerant streptococci with reported epidemics of streptococcal pharyngitis in Israel was studied. The streptococcal strains had been isolated during 11 epidemics of community-acquired pharyngitis and 6 food-borne epidemics of pharyngitis occurring in the last 15 years. Strains were stocked lyophilized. Isolates were defined as tolerant if the MBC/MIC ratio for penicillin was ⩾32. All 122 group A streptococcal strains isolated during the epidemics of community… CONTINUE READING