Do group A streptococcal (GAS) isolates exhibit resistance to macrolides?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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European surveillance in Italy found that 32% of group A streptococcal isolates exhibited resistance to macrolides. France has reported a steady escalation of erythromycin resistance in group A streptococci (GAS), reaching 23% to date. Portugal identified 11% of GAS isolates as resistant to macrolides. Resistance in other European countries during the 1990s fell between 1% and 7%. [36]


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