Tetracycline resistance in group A streptococci: Emergence on a global scale and influence on multiple-drug resistance

Vanessa Ayer, Wezenet Tewodros, Anand Manoharan, Sini Skariah, Feng Luo, Debra E. Bessen

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A global sample of group A streptococci (GAS) revealed ≥80 separate acquisitions of tetracycline resistance. Of 244 clones, 38 and 25% displayed resistance to tetracycline and erythromycin, respectively; a relatively high proportion (15%) were resistant to both classes of drugs. tet(M) displayed a highly significant association with erm(B).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1865-1868
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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