Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):1978-1980. doi: 10.3201/eid2211.151450.

Novel Levofloxacin-Resistant Multidrug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 11A Isolates, South Korea.

Park M, Kim HS, Kim HS, Park JY, Song W, Cho HC, Kim JS.

Abstract

Of 608 Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical strains isolated at a hospital in South Korea during 2009-2014, sixteen (2.6%) were identified as levofloxacin resistant. The predominant serotype was 11A (9 isolates). Two novel sequence types of multidrug-resistant S. pneumoniae with serotype 11A were identified, indicating continuous diversification of resistant strains.

KEYWORDS:

MDR; South Korea; Streptococcus pneumoniae; antimicrobial resistance; bacteria; levofloxacin-resistant; multidrug-resistant; respiratory infections; serotype 11A; streptococci

PMID: 27767906 PMCID: PMC5088008 DOI: 10.3201/eid2211.151450

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