Tetracycline Resistance in Pneumococci and Group a Streptococci: A Survey in the United Kingdom

  • J. G. Kensit
  • W. Farrell
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 3)


In a laboratory survey in 21 centres in England, Wales and Scotland 13% of pneumococci and 37% of group A streptococci were shown to be resistant to tetracycline. Resistance was commoner in isolates from hospital patients. There was a wide variation in resistance from centre to centre and it should be emphasised that advice on the use of tetracycline in any particular area must depend on local survey data.


National Average Resistant Strain Streptococcal Infection Pneumococcal Infection Tetracycline Resistance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Kensit
    • 1
  • W. Farrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical MicrobiologyThe London Hospital Medical CollegeLondonUK

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