A retrospective analysis of susceptibility data available for Group A streptococcal isolates collected between January 1990 and January 1996 at the Hospital Microbiology Laboratory of Monza (North Italy), showed a sharp rise in the erythromycin resistance rates during the last 3 years. Streptococcus pyogenes resistant to erythromycin accounted for approximately 1% of strains isolated between 1990 and 1992; the percentage then rose from 5% in 1993 to almost 39% in 1995. In January 1996, the resistance rates peaked to 81%. A prospective controlled study performed between March and May of 1996 to determine the percentage of erythromycin-resistant Group A streptococci isolated in Monza from untreated children with acute pharyngo-tonsillitis, gave further confirmation of a high rate of erythromycin resistance (47%) in this area. Molecular characterization by T-serotyping and pulse-field gel electrophoresis analysis of 25 erythromycin-resistant Group A streptococcal isolates, showed a relatively high degree of heterogeneity among these strains, demonstrating that the increased resistance is not caused by the spread of a single clone

Cocuzza, C., Mattina, R., Mazzariol, A., Orefici, G., Rescaldani, R., Primavera, A., et al. (1997). High incidence of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in Monza (North Italy) in untreated children with symptoms of acute pharyngo-tonsillitis: an epidemiological and molecular study. MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE, 3(4), 371-378.

High incidence of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in Monza (North Italy) in untreated children with symptoms of acute pharyngo-tonsillitis: an epidemiological and molecular study

COCUZZA, CLEMENTINA ELVEZIA;MASERA, GIUSEPPE;
1997

Abstract

A retrospective analysis of susceptibility data available for Group A streptococcal isolates collected between January 1990 and January 1996 at the Hospital Microbiology Laboratory of Monza (North Italy), showed a sharp rise in the erythromycin resistance rates during the last 3 years. Streptococcus pyogenes resistant to erythromycin accounted for approximately 1% of strains isolated between 1990 and 1992; the percentage then rose from 5% in 1993 to almost 39% in 1995. In January 1996, the resistance rates peaked to 81%. A prospective controlled study performed between March and May of 1996 to determine the percentage of erythromycin-resistant Group A streptococci isolated in Monza from untreated children with acute pharyngo-tonsillitis, gave further confirmation of a high rate of erythromycin resistance (47%) in this area. Molecular characterization by T-serotyping and pulse-field gel electrophoresis analysis of 25 erythromycin-resistant Group A streptococcal isolates, showed a relatively high degree of heterogeneity among these strains, demonstrating that the increased resistance is not caused by the spread of a single clone
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Streptococcus pyogenes; Erythromycin; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Drug Resistance, Microbial; Molecular characterization; Streptococcal Infections; Pharyngitis; Tonsillitis; Child; Italy
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Cocuzza, C., Mattina, R., Mazzariol, A., Orefici, G., Rescaldani, R., Primavera, A., et al. (1997). High incidence of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in Monza (North Italy) in untreated children with symptoms of acute pharyngo-tonsillitis: an epidemiological and molecular study. MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE, 3(4), 371-378.
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