Journal Article

Frequency of Antibiotic Resistance among Group B <i>Streptococcus</i> Isolated from Healthy College Students

Shannon D. Manning, Mark D. Pearlman, Patricia Tallman, Carl L. Pierson and Betsy Foxman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 12, pages e137-e139
Published in print December 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online December 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/324588
Frequency of Antibiotic Resistance among Group B Streptococcus Isolated from Healthy College Students

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We report resistant rates to erythromycin and clindamycin among Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) isolated from a random sample of healthy male and nonpregnant female college students. Observed resistance rates were twice as high as those reported among pregnant women from the same geographic area 2 years prior.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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