Published in AIDS Weekly, July 26th, 2004
According to a study from South Africa, "Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most common bacterial cause of community-acquired pneumonia, and these infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. A major concern is the increasing incidence of antibiotic resistance among pneumococcal isolates, which, in the case of certain of the antibiotic classes, has been associated with treatment failure.
"Yet despite multiple reports of infections with penicillin-resistant pneumococcal isolates, no cases of bacteriologic failure have been...
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