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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012


Capsular Switching in Invasive Neisseria meningitidis, Brazil1

Terezinha M. P. P. CastiñeirasComments to Author , David E. Barroso, Jane W. Marsh, Mary M. Tulenko, Mary G. Krauland, Maria C. Rebelo, and Lee H. Harrison
Author affiliations: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Medicine, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (T.M.P.P. Castiñeiras); Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro (D.E. Barroso); University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (J.W. Marsh, M.M. Tulenko, M.G. Krauland, L.H. Harrison); and Central Laboratory Noel Nutels, Rio de Janeiro (M.C. Rebelo)

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Table 2

Serogroup B→C capsular switching among Neisseria meningitidis isolates belonging to 4 ST32 clonal complex populations with identical OMP genotypes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988–2009*

ST and OMP genotype profile No. isolates Year(s) of isolation
ST33, 3–1:P1.19,15:F5–1

Serogroup B:4

13 1988–2009

Serogroup C:4

2 2004–2005
ST34, 3–1:P1.19,15:F5–1

Serogroup B.4

3 2008–2009

Serogroup C.4

1 2005
ST639, 3–79:P1.7–1,1:F5–1

Serogroup B:4

10 1989–1997

Serogroup C:4

13 1998–2009
ST639, 3–294:P1.7–1,1:F5–1

Serogroup B:4

1 1994

Serogroup C:4

1 2008

*ST, sequence type; OMP, outer membrane protein.

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1This study was presented in part at the 17th International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, September 11–16, 2010, Banff, Alberta, Canada.