Evolution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotypes and Penicillin Susceptibility in Latin America, Sireva-Vigia Group, 1993-1999
Since 1993 the Pan American Health Organization has coordinated a surveillance network with the National Reference Laboratories of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay aimed at monitoring capsular types and antimicrobial susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing invasive disease in children <6 years of age. The surveillance system included children 6 years of age and younger with invasive disease caused by S. pneumoniae. The identification, capsular typing and susceptibility to penicillin of the isolates were conducted using a common protocol, based on standard methodologies. This article was published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)
Author(s): Di Fabio JL, Castañeda E, Agudelo CI, et al.
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Citation: Di Fabio JL, Castañeda E, Agudelo CI, et al. Evolution of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotypes and Penicillin Susceptibility in Latin America, Sireva-Vigia Group, 1993-1999. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 2001;20(10):959-967.