Genetic relatedness of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from paired blood and respiratory specimens.


Journal Article

To assess the relatedness of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates recovered concurrently from blood and respiratory tract specimens from patients with pneumonia, we analyzed 24 paired isolates by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), serotyping, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. PFGE, serotype, and/or susceptibility patterns were identical for 22 of 24 pairs. Susceptibility results for blood isolates should guide therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrell, LJ; Sharps, SK; Bean, RA; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • June 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2017 - 2019

PubMed ID

  • 17428934

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17428934

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.02566-06


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States