Group A Streptococci from carriage and disease in Portugal: evolution of antimicrobial resistance and T antigenic types during 2000-2002.

@article{Pires2005GroupAS,
  title={Group A Streptococci from carriage and disease in Portugal: evolution of antimicrobial resistance and T antigenic types during 2000-2002.},
  author={Renato Pires and D Felgueiras Rolo and Leonor Gama-Norton and Ana Maria Morais and Lu{\'i}s Marques Lito and Maria Jos{\'e} S. Salgado and Christina Johansson and Gunnel M{\"o}llerberg and Birgitta Henriques-Normark and Jos{\'e} Gonçalo-Marques and Ilda Santos-Sanches},
  journal={Microbial drug resistance},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={360-70}
}
In this study, we analyzed the antimicrobial resistance properties and T antigenic types of 511 isolates collected in Lisbon district, Portugal, from throat swabs of healthy subjects (n=341), during 2000-2002 and from diverse infection sites (n=170) of outpatients and inpatients, during 1999-2002. Erythromycin resistance was higher in tonsillitis/pharyngitis (27.4%) and skin infection isolates (21.1%), than in carriage and invasive isolates (<or=10%). Differences in erythromycin resistance… CONTINUE READING