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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Sep-Oct;6(5):552-6.

Antimicrobial-drug use and changes in resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. daniel-diekema@uiowa.edu

Abstract

Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to antimicrobial drugs is increasing. To investigate the relationship between antimicrobial use and susceptibility of S. pneumoniae isolates at 24 U.S. medical centers, we obtained data on outpatient antimicrobial-drug use for the regions surrounding 23 of these centers. We found an association between decreased penicillin susceptibility and use of beta-lactam antimicrobial drugs.

PMID:
10998390
PMCID:
PMC2627961
DOI:
10.3201/eid0605.000519
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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