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Title: Streptococcus agalactiae Serotype Distribution and Antimicrobial Susceptibility in Pregnant Women in Gabon, Central Africa
Author: Belard, Sabine
Toepfner, Nicole
Capan-Melser, Mesküre
Mombo-Ngoma, Ghyslain
Zoleko-Manego, Rella
Groger, Mirjam
Matsiegui, Pierre-Blaise
Agnandji, Selidji Todagbe
Adegnika, Ayôla A.
González, Raquel
Kremsner, Peter G.
Menéndez, Clara
Ramharter, Michael
Berner, Reinhard
Keywords: Estreptococs
Medicaments antibacterians
Embarassades
Gabon
Streptococcus
Antibacterial agents
Pregnant women
Gabon
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2015
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Abstract: Neonatal invasive disease due to Streptococcus agalactiae is life threatening and preventive strategies suitable for resource limited settings are urgently needed. Protective coverage of vaccine candidates based on capsular epitopes will relate to local epidemiology of S. agalactiae serotypes and successful management of critical infections depends on timely therapy with effective antibiotics. This is the first report on serotype distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of S. agalactiae in pregnant women from a Central African region. Serotypes V, III, and Ib accounted for 88/109 (81%) serotypes and all isolates were susceptible to penicillin and clindamycin while 13% showed intermediate susceptibility to erythromycin.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep17281
It is part of: Scientific Reports, 2015, vol. 5, num. , p. 17281
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep17281
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/69249
ISSN: 2045-2322
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