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Volume 22, Number 11—November 2016

Novel Levofloxacin-Resistant Multidrug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 11A Isolates, South Korea

Miey Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Han-Sung Kim, Ji Young Park, Wonkeun Song, Hyoun Chan Cho, and Jae-Seok KimComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

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Table 1

Select characteristics of 16 levofloxacin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates identified from patients at a hospital in South Korea, 2009–2014*†

Age, y/sex of patient
Specimen type
Respiratory disorders
Underlying disorders
Sequence type
HM-646 36/M Sputum Pneumonia CVA 11A 9875‡
HM-669 70/M Sputum Pneumonia CVA 11A 9875‡
HM-683 77/M Sputum Pneumonia COPD 6B 3173
HM-688 81/M Sputum Pneumonia Cardiac infarction 23F 9876‡
HM-730 77/M Sputum Dyspnea with fever Cervical pain 13 189
HM-762 76/F Sputum Pneumonia Lung cancer 13 8279
HM-781 70/M Sputum Pneumonia CVA 23F 6721
HM-787 35/M Sputum Pneumonia CVA 11A 9875‡
HM-809 58/M Sputum Pneumonia CVA 11A 9875‡
HM-854 77/M BL Pneumonia Lung cancer 11A 99
HM-878 67/M BL Pneumonia ALS 11A 8279
HM-953 82/M Sputum Pneumonia COPD 11A 9875‡
HM-970 68/M Sputum Dyspnea with fever Bronchiectasis 19F 9876‡
HM-1017 85/M BL Dyspnea Lung cancer 11A 8279
HM-1050 62/M Sputum Postop atelectasis CVA 19F 9876‡
HM-1055 89/F Sputum Pneumonia CVA 11A 10300‡

*ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; BL, bronchial lavage; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder; CVA, cerebrovascular accident.
†Among the 16 isolates, 1 (HM-646) was collected in 2009; 3 (HM-669, HM-683, and HM-688) in 2012; 5 (HM-730, HM-762, HM-781, HM-787, and HM-809) in 2013; and 7 (HM-854, HM-878, HM-953, HM-970, HM-1017, HM-1050, and HM-1055) in 2014.
‡Novel sequence type found in our study.

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