Group B streptococcal disease in nonpregnant patients: Emergence of highly resistant strains of serotype Ib in Taiwan in 2006 to 2008

Ying Hsiang Wang, Lin Hui Su, Jiun Nun Hou, Tsung Han Yang, Tzou Yien Lin, Chishih Chu, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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Among the 228 group B Streptococcus (GBS) isolates recovered in 2006 to 2008, higher resistance to erythromycin (58.3%) and clindamycin (57.9%) was found in isolates with certain resistance phenotypes. Serotype Ib isolates (24.6%) were the second most prevalent serotype, next to serotype V (29.4%), and showed the highest resistance rates to erythromycin (91.0%) and clindamycin (82.1%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2571-2574
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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