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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2003 Feb;47(2):794-7.

Genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus agalactiae strains isolated in a French hospital.

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Laboratoire Mixte Pasteur-Necker de Recherche sur les Streptocoques et Streptococcies, Faculté de Médecine Necker-Enfants Malades, 75730 Paris Cedex 15, France. poyart@necker.fr

Abstract

The genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in 113 unrelated group B streptococci was studied by PCR. Ninety-four strains were resistant to tetracycline-minocycline, and tet(M) was detected in 85% of these isolates. Seventeen erythromycin-resistant strains contained the erm(B), erm(TR), or mef(A) gene. Eleven strains exhibited high-level resistance to kanamycin due to the presence of the aphA3 gene; eight of these strains were also highly resistant to streptomycin; aad-6-related sequences were detected in seven strains.

PMID:
12543695
PMCID:
PMC151750
DOI:
10.1128/aac.47.2.794-797.2003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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