Emm typing, antibiotic resistance and PFGE analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Hashwa, Fuad
dc.contributor.author Tokajian, Sima
dc.contributor.author Araj, George
dc.contributor.author Bahnan, Wael
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-23T11:09:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-23T11:09:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2016-03-23
dc.identifier.issn 0022-2615 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3398
dc.description.abstract One hundred and three Streptococcus pyogenes isolates recovered mainly from streptococcal throat infections in Lebanon were characterized by emm and PFGE typing. Thirty-three emm types and subtypes were detected among the isolates. PFGE was more discriminatory as a typing method. The prevalent emm types were emm1 (12.6 %), emm22 (8.7 %), emm28 (7.7 %), emm88 (7.7 %) and emm4 (6.8 %) and all isolates were susceptible to vancomycin and penicillin G. Ten per cent of the isolates were resistant to erythromycin and 3 % were resistant to erythromycin and clindamycin, showing the macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B phenotype. The emm sequences and PFGE pattern database that were generated in this study will serve as a basis for information for long-term evolutionary and epidemiological studies of local S. pyogenes recovered not only in Lebanon, but also in neighbouring countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Emm typing, antibiotic resistance and PFGE analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199390070 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199736770 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Medical Microbiology en_US
dc.journal.volume 60 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 98-101 en_US
dc.keywords CDC en_US
dc.keywords Centers for Disease Control and Prevention en_US
dc.keywords MLSB en_US
dc.keywords Macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.023317-0 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bahnan, W., Hashwa, F., Araj, G., & Tokajian, S. (2011). emm typing, antibiotic resistance and PFGE analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes in Lebanon. Journal of medical microbiology, 60(1), 98-101. en_US
dc.author.email fhashwa@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email stokjian@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://jmm.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.023317-0

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