Expansion and evolution of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Spain9V-ST156 clonal complex in Poland.

@article{Sadowy2010ExpansionAE,
  title={Expansion and evolution of the Streptococcus pneumoniae Spain9V-ST156 clonal complex in Poland.},
  author={Ewa Sadowy and Alicja Kuch and Marek Gniadkowski and Waleria Hryniewicz},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={1720-7}
}
In this study, we analyzed 118 penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae (PNSP) isolates (MICs, >or=0.12 microg/ml) recovered in Poland in 2003 to 2005 from patients with respiratory tract diseases and invasive infections. Seven different serotypes (14, 9V, 23F, 19F, 6B, 19A, and 6A, in order of descending frequency), seven alleles of the murM gene (murMA, murMB6, and the new murMB12 to -16 alleles), and 31 multilocus sequence types (STs) were observed. The vast majority of the PNSP… CONTINUE READING
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