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High Prevalence of Macrolide Resistance in <i>Mycoplasma pneumoniae</i> Isolates from Adult and Adolescent Patients with Respiratory Tract Infection in China

Bin Cao, Chun-Jiang Zhao, Yu-Dong Yin, Fei Zhao, Shu-Fan Song, Lu Bai, Jian-Zhong Zhang, Ying-Mei Liu, Yu-Yu Zhang, Hui Wang and Chen Wang

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 2, pages 189-194
Published in print July 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/653535
High Prevalence of Macrolide Resistance in Mycoplasma pneumoniae Isolates from Adult and Adolescent Patients with Respiratory Tract Infection in China

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The resistance rate of 67 Mycoplasma pneumoniae isolates from 356 ambulatory adult patients with respiratory tract infection was 69% (46 of 67). All 46 macrolide-resistant strains harbored point mutations in the 23S ribosomal RNA gene. Patients infected with macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae required significantly longer durations of antibiotic therapy and had longer time to resolution of fever.

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

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