volume 85, issue 5, P421-425 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s0021-75572009000500009
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Abstract: Streptococcus pneumoniae, pneumococcus, is one of the most frequent agents of pneumonia, acute otitis media, meningitis, and sinusitis in children. 1,2 It is responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality among children younger Abstract Objective: To evaluate the impact of new penicillin susceptibility breakpoints on resistance rates of pneumococcal strains collected from children with pneumonia.Methods: Pneumococcal strains collected from patients admitted with pneumonia were isolated at the clinical…

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