Macrolide resistance mechanisms and expression of phenotypes among Streptococcus pneumoniae circulating in Italy.

@article{Marchese1999MacrolideRM,
  title={Macrolide resistance mechanisms and expression of phenotypes among Streptococcus pneumoniae circulating in Italy.},
  author={Anna Marchese and Elisa Tonoli and Eugenio A. Debbia and Gian Carlo Schito},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={461-4}
}
In Italy, macrolide-resistant pneumococci have been isolated at a rate increasing from 6% in 1993 to 31.7% in 1998. A collection of 161 erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae recovered between 1993 and 1997 has now been phenotypically and genotypically characterized. Approximately 90% of these microorganisms possessed a constitutive MLS(B) mechanism of resistance. PCR detected ermB and mefE genes in strains showing MLS(B) and M phenotypes, respectively. Using pulsed-field gel… CONTINUE READING

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