Increasing ceftriaxone resistance and multiple alterations of penicillin-binding proteins among penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Taiwan.

@article{Chiu2007IncreasingCR,
  title={Increasing ceftriaxone resistance and multiple alterations of penicillin-binding proteins among penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Taiwan.},
  author={C. H. Chiu and L H Su and Yhu-Chering Huang and Jui-Chia Lai and Hsiuling Chen and T L Wu and T. -Y. Lin},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={3404-6}
}
The rate of nonsusceptibility of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strains to ceftriaxone increased significantly in Taiwan in 2005. Approximately 90% of the ceftriaxone-nonsusceptible isolates were found to be of four major serotypes (serotypes 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F). Seven amino acid alterations in the penicillin-binding protein 2B transpeptidase-encoding region specifically contributed to the resistance. 

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