Serotypes and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Thailand 2002-2004

Sunisa Levine, Surang Dejsirilert, Leelaowadee Sangsuk, Somrak Chantra, Daniel R. Feikin, Scott F. Dowell, Sonja J. Olsen

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Information on pneumococcal isolates is limited in Asia. Among children younger than 5 years in rural Thailand, nasopharyngeal colonization was 60%, and 55% of carried and 62% of invasive isolates were serotypes in the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Nonsusceptibility was common among the serotypes included in the vaccine. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine might be a useful prevention tool in Thailand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug resistance
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Thailand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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