The relationship between pneumococcal serotypes and antibiotic resistance.

  title={The relationship between pneumococcal serotypes and antibiotic resistance.},
  author={Jae Hoon Song and Ron Dagan and Keith P. Klugman and Bernard Fritzell},
  volume={30 17},
Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) causes significant burden of disease, including invasive pneumococcal disease and noninvasive diseases such as pneumonia and acute otitis media. SP has at least 93 different capsular serotypes, with the various serotypes having different propensities for producing disease or developing antibiotic resistance. An increase in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant SP serotypes has been observed globally. The objective of this paper was to examine the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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