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Emergence of high rates of antimicrobial resistance among viridans group streptococci in the United States.

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Three hundred fifty-two blood culture isolates of viridans group streptococci obtained from 43 U.S. medical centers during 1993 and 1994 were characterized. Included were 48 isolates of "Streptococcus milleri," 219 S. mitis isolates, 29 S. salivarius isolates, and 56 S. sanguis isolates. High-level penicillin resistance (MIC, > or = 4.0 micrograms/ml) was noted among 13.4% of the strains; for 42.9% of the strains, penicillin MICs were 0.25 to 2.0 micrograms/ml (i.e., intermediate resistanc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Role:
Author
Journal:
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
891-894
Publication date:
1996-04-05
EISSN:
1098-6596
ISSN:
0066-4804
URN:
uuid:c58d7aff-af88-4e79-86dd-e367c9f4195e
Source identifiers:
384063
Local pid:
pubs:384063

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