Sequence types and antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from a region with high antibiotic selective pressure and suboptimal vaccine coverage

Rajendra Prasad Janapatla, Mei H. Hsu, Jia F. Du, Yu Chia Hsieh, Tzou Yien Lin, Cheng Hsun Chiu

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Multilocus sequence typing was carried out on 95 invasive pneumococcal isolates belonging to the most common 7 serotypes currently circulating in Taiwan. The study confirmed continued prevalence in Taiwan of a few global clones and sequence types (STs) since the mid-1990s and identified the recent emergence of ST320 (19A) and ST902 (6A). Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility was common in the predominant STs of serotypes 14, 19A, 19F, and 23F.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Antimicrobial susceptibility
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Sequence type
  • Serotype
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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