Published in AIDS Weekly, August 15th, 2005
According to recent research from Spain, "A total of 103 (0.7%) of 14,236 Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates collected in four Spanish hospitals from 1989 to 2003 were resistant to rifampin (MICs, 4 to 512 mcg/mL). Only sixty-one (59.2%) of these isolates were available for molecular characterization."
"Resistance was mostly related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adult patients and to conjunctivitis in children," reported M.J. Ferrandiz and colleagues at Institute Salud Carlos III in Madrid.
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