Molecular epidemiologic characteristics of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with meningitis in Japan from 2007 through 2009.

@article{Sakai2011MolecularEC,
  title={Molecular epidemiologic characteristics of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with meningitis in Japan from 2007 through 2009.},
  author={Fuminori Sakai and Naoko Chiba and Akiko Ono and Somay Yamagata Murayama and Kimiko Ubukata and Keisuke Sunakawa and Takashi Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={334-40}
}
We examined associations of serotypes with multilocus sequence typing (MLST) data for 7 housekeeping genes and the genotype concerning penicillin resistance based on penicillin-binding protein (PBP) alterations in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from children with meningitis. From throughout Japan, we collected 115 pneumococcal isolates from the… CONTINUE READING