Susceptibility of relatively penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae to newer cephalosporin antibiotics.


Antimicrobial susceptibilities were performed at the Centers for Disease Control on 3400 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates that were collected during a national survey of serotype-distribution of pneumococci found in normally sterile body fluids. The results showed 126 isolates (3.7%) to be relatively resistant to penicillin (RPR). The RPR strains were… (More)


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