High-level levofloxacin-resistant emm12 group A Streptococcus, 2012–2018: A multicenter study in Taiwan

Ying Chi Huang, Jui Fen Lai, Chi Jung Wu, I. Wen Huang, Shu Chen Kuo, Ching Len Liao, Tzu Wen Huang, Tsai Ling Lauderdale

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Abstract

High-level levofloxacin-resistant group A Streptococcus emerged in Taiwan in 2012. Among the 24 isolates identified, 23 belonged to emm12/ST36, most harbored the same GyrA and ParC mutations and were highly clonal. wgMLST showed them to be closely related to the Hong Kong scarlet fever outbreak strains. Continuous surveillance is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-879
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords

  • emm type
  • emm12
  • Group A Streptococcus
  • Levofloxacin-nonsusceptible
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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