Increasing penicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistance in nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Guatemalan children, 2001--2006.

@article{Dueger2008IncreasingPA,
  title={Increasing penicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole resistance in nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from Guatemalan children, 2001--2006.},
  author={Erica L. Dueger and Edwin Jose Asturias and Jorge Matheu and Remei Gordillo and Olga Torres and Neal A. Halsey},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={289-97}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine nasopharyngeal colonization rates and antibiotic resistance patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from Guatemalan children, and to determine risk factors for colonization and antibiotic nonsusceptibility. METHODS Isolates were obtained from children aged 5 to 60 months attending public and private outpatient clinics and daycare centers during August 2001--June 2002 and outpatient clinics during November 2005--February 2006 in Guatemala City. Minimal… CONTINUE READING