Table 1.

Characteristics of 67 penicillin- and erythromycin-resistant S. pneumoniae isolates

Clone (no. of isolates)AntibiotypeSerotypeRAPD patternaPulsotypeFingerprint profileSource(s) (no. of isolates)b
pbp1apbp2xpbp2b
1 (16)A23FAaIIIBlood (4), CSF (1), S/B (8), throat (3)
2 (4)B23FBbIIIIIIBlood (2), S/B (1), sinus (1)
3 (3)C23FCcIIIIIIIIBlood (1), S/B (2)
4 (1)B23FDdIVIIIVS/B (1)
5 (1)D23FEeIIIIIIVNose (1)
6 (1)E23FFfVIIIIIThroat (1)
7 (1)F23FGgVIIIVS/B (1)
8 (1)A23FHhIVIIVS/B (1)
9 (6)B23FIiIIIIIIVBlood (1), S/B (4), nose (1)
10 (2)G23FJjVIIIIIIIBlood (1), S/B (1)
11 (1)H23FKkIIIIIIIVSinus (1)
12 (1)I23FLlIVIIIIIS/B (1)
13 (1)B23FMmIIIIVIIIS/B (1)
14 (1)J23FNnIVIIIIIPus (1)
15 (4)K19FOoVIIIIVPus (1), S/B (2), ear (1)
16 (1)A19FPpIVIIIIIIS/B (1)
17 (2)L19FQqIVIIIVBlood (1), pus (1)
18 (2)M19FRrIVVVBlood (1), S/B (1)
19 (9)N19FSsIVIIIVS/B (6), wound (2), blood (1)
20 (1)O19FTtIIIIIVBlood (1)
21 (7)P6BUuIIIVIVCSF (2), S/B (2), blood (1), Bile (1), wound (1)
22 (1)Q6BVvIIIIIVEar (1)
  • a Generated by PCR with primers OPA-7, M13, and ERIC1.

  • b CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; S/B, sputum or bronchial secretion.