What percentage of S pneumoniae strains are penicillin resistant in acute bacterial sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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As many as 64% of S pneumoniae strains are penicillin resistant because of altered penicillin-binding proteins. Multidrug-resistant S pneumoniae strains are also found in substantial numbers of children in daycare settings. [31]


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