Origin and Spread of Penicillin-Resistance in Neisseria meningitidis

  • J. Campos
  • M. C. Fusté
  • J. Vazquez
  • J. A. Saez-Nieto
  • M. Viñas
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Abstract

Moderate penicillin resistance in the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis emerged seven years ago in Spain (Saez-Nieto and Campos 1988). Since the first isolate in 1985, the frequency of PenR strain isolation is increasing especially in the area surrounding Barcelona (reaching 40% in 1991).

Keywords

Electrophoresis Penicillin Enzymatic Degradation Meningitis Ampicillin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Campos
    • 1
  • M. C. Fusté
    • 1
  • J. Vazquez
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. A. Saez-Nieto
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Viñas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.National Center of MicrobiologyMadridSpain

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