TITLE

Effects of New Penicillin Susceptibility Breakpoints for Streptococcus pneumoniae -- United States, 2006-2007

AUTHOR(S)
Reingold, A.; Gershman, K.; Hadler, J.; Harrison, L.; Glennen, A.; Lesher, L.; Baumbach, J.; Smith, G. L.; Thomas, A.; Schaffner, W. S.; Jorgensen, J.; Beall, B.; Moore, M.; Deutscher, M.; Farley, M. M.; Lynfield, R.; Whitney, C. G.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/19/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 50, p1353
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the effects of penicillin susceptibility breakpoints for Streptococcus pneumoniae in the U.S. from 2006 to 2007. The analysis found that the percentage of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) nonmeningitis S. pneumoniae isolates categorized as susceptible and resistant to penicillin changed from 74%, 15.0% and 10.3% under the former breakpoints to 93.2%, 5.6% and 1.2%, respectively, under the new breakpoints. Cases of IPD were identified through the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABC) to conduct the analysis.
ACCESSION #
35960719

 

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