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Volume 10, Number 7—July 2004

Research

Fluoroquinolone and Other Antimicrobial Resistance in Invasive Pneumococci, Hong Kong, 1995–2001

Pak-Leung Ho*Comments to Author , Tak-Lun Que†, Susan S. Chiu*, Raymond W. H. Yung†, Tak-Keung Ng§, Dominic N. C. Tsang¶, Wing-Hong Seto*, and Yu-Lung Lau*
Author affiliations: *Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), China; †Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China; ‡Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China; §Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China; ¶Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China

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Table 2

Distribution of pneumococcal capsular types according to age group of patient and penicillin resistance, 1995–2001

Serotypea
All ages
Age <5 years

No. of isolates
Penicillin- resistant (%)
No. of isolates
Penicillin- resistant (%)
  14
65
32.3
31
25.8
  23F
46
82.6
15
80.0
  6B
26
69.2
18
72.2
  3
24
0.0
1
0.0
  19F
19
78.9
9
55.6
  18C
12
0.0
4
0.0
  9V
8
0.0
2
0.0
  4
7
0.0
0
0.0
  All others
58
12.1
8
50.0
Total 265 37.4

aMIC >0.12 μg/mL. Serotypes included in 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine formulations included 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F (in italics).

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