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: 3.99). 05/2010; 48(7):2571-4. DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00810-10
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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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