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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;19(8):1281-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1908.121455.

Macrolide resistance of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, South Korea, 2000-2011.

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Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.

Abstract

In Korea, Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in 255/2,089 respiratory specimens collected during 2000-2011; 80 isolates carried 23S rRNA gene mutations, and 69/123 culture-positive samples with the mutation were resistant to 5 macrolides. During 2000-2011, prevalence of the mutation increased substantially. These findings have critical implications for the treatment of children with mycoplasma pneumonia.

KEYWORDS:

Mycoplasma pneumoniae; South Korea; macrolide; pneumonia; resistance; respiratory infections; tuberculosis and other mycobacteria

PMID:
23876792
PMCID:
PMC3739509
DOI:
10.3201/eid1908.121455
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