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Epidemiol Infect. 1989 Feb;102(1):85-91.

A community outbreak of group A beta haemolytic streptococci with transferable resistance to erythromycin.

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Public Health Laboratory, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset.

Abstract

Erythromycin resistance amongst group A streptococci (GAS) in Great Britain is a relatively rare occurrence and outbreaks have been sporadically reported. Over an 8-month period in 1986 ten associated cases occurred in the town of Bridgewater in Somerset. Isolates were group A, type M4 and resistant to erythromycin (MIC 8 mg/l) but sensitive to lincomycin and clindamycin. Erythromycin resistance was transferable from all isolates to a group A recipient strain. No plasmid DNA could be detected in the original isolates or transconjugants.

PMID:
2645155
PMCID:
PMC2249306
DOI:
10.1017/s095026880002971x
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