Prevalence and clinical significance of community-acquired penicillin-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia in Thailand.

@article{Sangthawan2003PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical significance of community-acquired penicillin-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia in Thailand.},
  author={Patchanee Sangthawan and Sudaluck Chantaratchada and Nonglak Chanthadisai and Anan Wattanathum},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={208-12}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, clinical significance and outcome of community-acquired penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP) pneumonia in Thailand. METHODOLOGY We conducted a prospective study in culture-proven pneumococcal pneumonia. Pneumococci were defined as susceptible, intermediate resistance and high resistance according to the definitions of the United States National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS). RESULTS Forty-six… CONTINUE READING