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Group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant patients: emergence of highly resistant strains of serotype Ib in Taiwan in 2006 to 2008.

Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan.
Journal of clinical microbiology (Impact Factor: 4.16). 05/2010; 48(7):2571-4. DOI:10.1128/JCM.00810-10
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ABSTRACT Among the 228 group B Streptococcus (GBS) isolates recovered in 2006 to 2008, higher resistance to erythromycin (58.3%) and clindamycin (57.9%) was found in isolates with certain resistance phenotypes. Serotype Ib isolates (24.6%) were the second most prevalent serotype, next to serotype V (29.4%), and showed the highest resistance rates to erythromycin (91.0%) and clindamycin (82.1%).

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