Journal Article

Distribution of Penicillin-Nonsusceptible Pneumococcal Clones in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area and Variables Associated with Drug Resistance

M. Catherine McEllistrem, Aaron B. Mendelsohn, Margaret Pass, John A. Elliott, Cynthia G. Whitney, Bernadette A. Albanese and Lee H. Harrison

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 5, pages 704-707
Published in print March 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/338717
Distribution of Penicillin-Nonsusceptible Pneumococcal Clones in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area and Variables Associated with Drug Resistance

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We assessed the distribution of the clonal groups (as determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) of penicillin-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae that caused invasive pneumococcal infection in the Baltimore metropolitan area during 1995 and 1996. Although S. pneumoniae caused invasive disease in individuals from a variety of demographic groups and locations, strains isolated during the season in which respiratory infections are most common were more likely to be from clonal groups associated with penicillin resistance than from other groups.

Journal Article.  2191 words.  Illustrated.

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

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