Susceptibility of strains of Streptococcus agalactiae to macrolides and lincosamides, phenotype patterns and resistance genes.

The Group B streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) is a pathogen of increasing importance in human disease. We therefore studied the susceptibility of clinical isolates of S. agalactiae to penicillin G, erythromycin, azithromycin and clindamycin using National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards methodology, and we also determined the phenotypes… (More)