Bacteremia caused by a highly-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A circulating in a daycare center

Dror S. Shouval, Nurith Porat, Ron Dagan, Nathan Keller, Efraim Bilavsky, Yoram Sivan, Jacob Amir

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Abstract

We describe the clinical course of a previously healthy 20-month-old toddler admitted with high fever and leukocytosis. Blood culture grew Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A, belonging to the ST663 clone, highly resistant to penicillin, ceftriaxone, and erythromycin. The same clone with identical antibiogram was isolated from the nasopharynx of another three of the other five healthy children attending the same daycare center as the patient. This case exemplifies the potential problems posed by highly-resistant S. pneumoniae serotype 19A, an emerging pathogen worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e253-e255
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Serotype
  • Serotype 19A
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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