Dissemination of macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates containing both erm(B) and mef(A) in South Korea.

Academic Article


  • Macrolide resistance was detected in 64 of 77 (83.1%) Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from South Korea. Seven (10.9%) isolates contained only mef(A), 32 (50%) contained only erm(B), and 25 (39.1%) contained mef(A) and erm(B). Nineteen isolates containing mef(A) and erm(B) belonged to serotype 19F, and seven isolates were identical to the Taiwan(19F)-14 clone.
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  • Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bacterial Proteins, Drug Resistance, Bacterial, Humans, Korea, Macrolides, Membrane Proteins, Methyltransferases, Phylogeny, Pneumococcal Infections, Serotyping, Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Author List

  • Waites KB; Jones KE; Kim KH; Moser SA; Johnson CN; Hollingshead SK; Kang E-S; Hong KS; Benjamin WH
  • Start Page

  • 5787
  • End Page

  • 5791
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 12