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Comparison of results generated by serotyping, pulsed-field restriction analysis, ribotyping, and repetitive-sequence PCR used to characterize penicillin-resistant pneumococci from the United States.

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One hundred forty-seven isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae with high-level penicillin resistance collected during a national surveillance program in the United States were characterized by serotyping, pulsed-field restriction analysis, ribotyping, and repetitive-sequence (BOX element) PCR. The results generated by each method were compared by frequency of association to examine whether relationships existed between the various typing methods and statistically to determine association with t...

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Holland-Staley, CA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Pfaller, MA More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
1791-1795
Publication date:
2001-05-05
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EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:dc44018d-4e80-4a81-8150-5227bec1b98c
Source identifiers:
209639
Local pid:
pubs:209639

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