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Volume 24, Number 2—February 2018

Spread of Meropenem-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 15A-ST63 Clone in Japan, 2012–2014

Satoshi NakanoComments to Author , Takao Fujisawa, Yutaka Ito, Bin Chang, Yasufumi Matsumura, Masaki Yamamoto, Miki Nagao, Shigeru Suga, Makoto Ohnishi, and Satoshi Ichiyama
Author affiliations: Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan (S. Nakano, Y. Matsumura, M. Yamamoto, M. Nagao, S. Ichiyama); National Hospital Organization Mie National Hospital, Tsu, Japan (T. Fujisawa, S. Suga); Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science, Nagoya, Japan (Y. Ito); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (B. Chang, M. Ohnishi)

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Table 2

Penicillin binding protein profile of Streptococcus pneumonaie serotype 15A-ST63 isolates from Japan, 2012–2014*

Clone (no.) Penicillin binding protein profile
pbp1a (no.) pbp2b (no.) pbp2x (no.) pbp1a:pbp2b:pbp2x (no.)
MEM-S-15A-ST63 (10) 24 (10) 27 (10) 43 (5), 28 (3), 112 (1), new1 (1) 24:27:43 (5), 24:27:28 (3), 24:27:112 (1), 24:27:new1 (1)
MEM-NS-15A-ST63 (24) 13 (24) new1 (24) 43 (22), new3 (1), new6 (1) 13:new1:43 (22), 13:new1:new3 (1), 13:new1:new6 (1)
MEM-NS-19A-ST320 (4) 13 (4) 11 (4) 16 (4) 13:11:16 (4)

*MEM-NS, meropenem-nonsusceptible; MEM-S, meropenem-susceptible; ST, sequence type.

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