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Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1997 Apr;41(4):844-6.

High incidence of erythromycin-resistant streptococci in Taiwan.

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Department of Medical Technology, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China. jjWu@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Abstract

The activities of nine antimicrobial agents against 247 isolates of group B, C, F, and G streptococci and viridans group streptococci were studied by the broth microdilution method. Erythromycin resistance was found in 29.7, 41.7, 81.8, 23.5, and 53.3% of the strains of group B, C, F, and G streptococci and viridans group streptococci tested, respectively. Macrolides are not considered an optimal alternative to penicillin in the treatment of streptococcal infections, at least empirically, in Taiwan.

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9087502
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PMC163807
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