Macrolide resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong.

  title={Macrolide resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae in Hong Kong.},
  author={Margaret Ip and Donald J. Lyon and Raymond Wai Hung Yung and Christin Chan and Augustine F. B. Cheng},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  volume={45 5},
Erythromycin resistance rates among penicillin-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae were 38 and 92% among penicillin-intermediate and -resistant S. pneumoniae isolates from Hong Kong, respectively, and 27% (43 of 158) of the isolates showed the MLS(B) phenotype, and the majority carried the ermB gene; 73% (115 of 158) displayed the M phenotype, and all possessed the mef gene. The MLS(B) phenotype was predominant in penicillin-susceptible, macrolide-resistant isolates and in penicillin… CONTINUE READING

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