Macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes in the pediatric population in Germany during 2000-2001.

@article{Reinert2003MacrolideresistantSP,
  title={Macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes in the pediatric population in Germany during 2000-2001.},
  author={R. Reinert and Rudolf Luetticken and Andr{\'e} Bryskier and Adnan Al-Lahham},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={489-93}
}
In a nationwide study in Germany covering 13 clinical microbiology laboratories, a total of 307 Streptococcus pyogenes (mainly pharyngitis) and 333 Streptococcus pneumoniae (respiratory tract infections) strains were collected from outpatients less than 16 years of age. The MICs of penicillin G, amoxicillin, cefotaxime, erythromycin A, clindamycin, levofloxacin, and telithromycin were determined by the microdilution method. In S. pyogenes isolates, resistance rates were as follows: penicillin… CONTINUE READING

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