Table 1.

Prevalence of penicillin-resistant pneumococci among 1,783 children with acute respiratory tract infectionsa

HospitalNo. of pneumo-coccal isolatesHPRPIPRP% Penicillin-resistant pneumococci (HPRP plus IPRP)
No.%No. randomly selected for this studyNo.%No. randomly selected for this study
B216156.978238.01644.9
C4424.521636.4440.9
K5311.911018.9320.8
N8633.522529.1232.6
P491428.6131530.6259.2
S8211.211315.9017.1
 Total530366.82616130.42737.2
  • a Data were collected during the National Pneumococcal Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance between 1992 and 1994. From this collection, 26 high-level and 27 intermediate-level penicillin-resistant isolates were randomly selected for detailed molecular epidemiological analysis. Abbreviations: B, Children’s Hospital Bangkok; C, Cholburi Hospital; K, Khonkaen Hospital; N, Maharaj Nakorn Ratchasima Hospital; P, Phra Buddha Chinaraj Hospital; S, Hatyai Hospital; HPRP, high-level penicillin-resistant pneumococci; IPRP, intermediate-level penicillin-resistant pneumococci.