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Rev Chilena Infectol. 2010 Oct;27(5):392-7.

[Antimicrobial susceptibility, capsular serotypes and clonal relationship of invasive streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in adult population of the Bio-Bio region, Chile. 2005-2006].

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  • 1Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas. Departamento Microbiología.

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  • Rev Chilena Infectol. 2010 Dec;27(6):576.


Streptococcus pneumoniae infections constitute a public health problem. In our country there is scarce information regarding isolates from bacteraemic episodes in adult population. The antibiotic susceptibility, serotypes and clonal relationship of 56 isolates of S. pneumoniae from adult patients with bacteraemic infections in Concepcion-Talcahuano, Bio-Bio Region, Chile, were studied. Resistance to tetracycline (21.4%), trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole (18%), erythromycin (18%), chloramphenicol (7%) and 1 penicillin resistant isolate from a meningeal focus (2%) was found. Also, all the isolates were susceptible to cefotaxime, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and vancomycin. A wide variety of capsular serotypes was demonstrated, with predominance of serotypes 1, 5, 23F, 7F and 3. The macrorestriction analysis by pulse field electrophoresis revealed 31 electrophoretic patterns and 12 clonal groups, discarding a predominant clone. According to the results, at least, 80% of the S. pneumoniae serotypes isolated from bacteraemic adult patients are included in the available commercial vaccine.

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