High rate of transmission of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae between parents and children.

@article{Hoshino2002HighRO,
  title={High rate of transmission of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae between parents and children.},
  author={Kazuhiko Hoshino and Hiroshi Watanabe and Rinya Sugita and Norichika Asoh and Simon Angelo Ntabaguzi and Kiwao Watanabe and Kazunori Oishi and Tsuyoshi Nagatake},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={4357-9}
}
Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae between children and their parents was evaluated in 29 pairs from 25 families. The serotypes of 35 pneumococcal isolates from 18 (62.1%) of 29 child-parent pairs were identical. Of the 35 isolates, 23 showed intermediate resistance and 10 were fully resistant to penicillin G. PCR indicated that all 35 strains had at least one alteration in penicillin-binding protein genes pbp1a, pbp2x, and pbp2b and 33 strains had macrolide resistance genes mef(A) and/or… CONTINUE READING

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