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Dissemination of emm28 Erythromycin-, Clindamycin- and Bacitracin-Resistant Streptococcus pyogenes in Spain

  • E. Perez-TralleroEmail author
  • C. Garcia
  • B. Orden
  • J. M. Marimon
  • M. Montes
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Abstract

Reported here is an unusual cluster of non-invasive infections caused by an emm28 Streptococcus pyogenes strain resistant to bacitracin, erythromycin and clindamycin detected in Santander, Spain. Since one of the characteristics of group A streptococci is their almost uniform susceptibility to bacitracin, this finding was unusual, and a search for bacitracin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes strains was conducted in two other distant cities of Spain (Madrid and San Sebastián) where their presence was confirmed. These strains were frequently associated with erythromycin- and clindamycin-resistance, and most of them belonged to a unique emm28 T28, ST52 clone.

Keywords

Clindamycin Bacitracin Multilocus Sequence Typing PFGE Pattern Clonal Dissemination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Perez-Trallero
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Garcia
    • 2
  • B. Orden
    • 3
  • J. M. Marimon
    • 1
  • M. Montes
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology DepartmentHospital DonostiaSan SebastiánSpain
  2. 2.Microbiology DepartmentHospital “Marques de Valdecilla”SantanderSpain
  3. 3.Microbiology LaboratoryCentro Especialidades ArguellesMadridSpain

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