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Bacterial
Resistance

  

  • R
    Dagan, E Leibovitz, D Greenberg, et al (Soroka Univ,
    Beer-Sheva, Israel; Ben-Gurion Univ of the Negev,
    Beer-Sheva, Israel)

    Dynamics
    of Pneumococcal Nasopharyngeal Colonization During
    the First Days of Antibiotic Treatment in Pediatric
    Patients.

    Pediatr
    Infect Dis J 17: 880-885, 1998.

       

    It is well-known that previous use of
    antibiotics leads to formation of resistant S
    pneumoniae in the nasopharynx
    of children. This
    study demonstrates that the appearance of resistant
    S pneumoniae in children treated with penicillin and
    ampicillin produces resistant strain in 3-4 days. This may contribute to the spread of resistant pneumococci.

          

  • AH
    Suggs, MC Maranan, S Boyle-Vavra, et al (Univ of
    Chicago)

    Methicillin-Resistant
    and Borderline Methicillin-Resistant Asymptomatic
    Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Children
    without Identifiable Risk Factors.

    Pediatr
    Infect Dis J  18:410-414,
    1999

       

    Several
    recent reports have described the occurrence of
    community acquired MRSA in patients without risk
    factors. This
    study demonstrates the changes in the epidemiology
    of MRSA in the community.

       

    Carriers
    were isolated in children who do not have MRSA risk
    factors and who do not come in contact with MRSA or
    health care settings with the community.
    We can say that the carriage rate in MRSA in
    the community is low but not zero.

        

 



 

           

Speciality Spotlight

       

 
Medicine
   

 

Bacterial Resistance
  

  • R Dagan, E Leibovitz, D Greenberg, et al (Soroka Univ, Beer-Sheva, Israel; Ben-Gurion Univ of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel)
    Dynamics of Pneumococcal Nasopharyngeal Colonization During the First Days of Antibiotic Treatment in Pediatric Patients.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17: 880-885, 1998.
       
    It is well-known that previous use of antibiotics leads to formation of resistant S pneumoniae in the nasopharynx of children. This study demonstrates that the appearance of resistant S pneumoniae in children treated with penicillin and ampicillin produces resistant strain in 3-4 days. This may contribute to the spread of resistant pneumococci.
          

  • AH Suggs, MC Maranan, S Boyle-Vavra, et al (Univ of Chicago)
    Methicillin-Resistant and Borderline Methicillin-Resistant Asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Children without Identifiable Risk Factors.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J  18:410-414, 1999
       
    Several recent reports have described the occurrence of community acquired MRSA in patients without risk factors. This study demonstrates the changes in the epidemiology of MRSA in the community.
       
    Carriers were isolated in children who do not have MRSA risk factors and who do not come in contact with MRSA or health care settings with the community. We can say that the carriage rate in MRSA in the community is low but not zero.
        

 

 

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