Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in group B Streptococcus colonizing young, nonpregnant women

Shannon D. Manning, Katherine E. Schaeffer, A. Cody Springman, Erica Lehotzky, Maggi A. Lewis, Lindsey M. Ouellette, Guangxi Wu, Glynda M. Moorer, Thomas S. Whittam, H. Dele Davies

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Abstract

The genetic diversity of group B Streptococcus in young, non-pregnant women is not well studied. Application of multilocus sequence analysis to 85 group B Streptococcus strains recovered from college students revealed similarities and differences in distribution of group B Streptococcus lineages, compared with that of previously studied pregnant populations, and revealed that strains of 1 clone were associated with antibiotic resistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-390
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Manning, S. D., Schaeffer, K. E., Springman, A. C., Lehotzky, E., Lewis, M. A., Ouellette, L. M., ... Davies, H. D. (2008). Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance in group B Streptococcus colonizing young, nonpregnant women. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 47(3), 388-390. https://doi.org/10.1086/589864