Article in Japanese
The change of susceptibilities of β-lactam antimicrobial agents against Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children between 2001 and 2010
We determined the susceptibility to penicillin G (PCG), cefotaxime (CTX) and meropenem (MEPM) of 4581 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from patients aged 1 month to 15 years between July 2001 and December 2010. In comparison to the strains isolated until 2005, a significant increase in the percentages of strains susceptible to PCG was noted in the strains isolated from 2006 and later. Meanwhile, a significant increase was also seen in the percentages of strains with reduced susceptibility to CTX and those susceptible to MEPM.
Department of Pediatrics, Asahikawa Kosei Hospital
|Received||May 17, 2011|
|Accepted||July 8, 2011|