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Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

Extensively Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, South Korea, 2011–2012

Sun Young Cho1, Jin Yang Baek1, Cheol-In KangComments to Author , So Hyun Kim, Young Eun Ha, Doo Ryeon Chung, Nam Yong Lee, Kyong Ran Peck, and Jae-Hoon Song
Author affiliations: Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (S.Y. Cho, C.-I. Kang, Y.E. Ha, D.R. Chung, N.Y. Lee, K.R. Peck, J.-H. Song); Asia Pacific Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Seoul (J.Y. Baek, S.H. Kim, J.-H. Song)

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Table 1

Clinical features and outcomes of 5 patients with extensively drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae from Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2011–2012*

Strain no. Date of isolation Sex/age, y Prior hospitalization Underlying disease Comorbid condition Specimensource Infection Empirical use of antimicrobial drugs Definite antimicrobial drugs Outcome
SMC1101–114 2011/01/02 F/64 Hospital CV disease Tracheostomy Sputum Colonization NA NA NA
SMC1101–127 2011/01/10 M/46 LTCF Solid tumor Tracheostomy,steroid Sputum Colonization NA NA NA
SMC1103–146 2011/03/07 F/86 Hospital CV disease, renal disease Immunosuppressant, steroid Blood Pneumonia,bacteremia Ciprofloxacin Vancomycin Death
SMC1105–235 2011/05/14 F/85 LTCF DM Tracheostomy Sputum Colonization NA NA NA
SMC1108–054 2011/07/29 M/78 LTCF Motor neuron disease, DM Tracheostomy Sputum Colonization NA NA NA

*LTCF, long-term care facility; NA, not applicable; CV, cerebrovascular; DM, diabetes mellitus; SMC, Samsung Medical Center.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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