Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;22(11):1978-1980. doi: 10.3201/eid2211.151450.
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.
MDR; South Korea; Streptococcus pneumoniae; antimicrobial resistance; bacteria; levofloxacin-resistant; multidrug-resistant; respiratory infections; serotype 11A; streptococci
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