Isolation of different erythromycin-resistance Streptococcus pneumoniae phenotypes in Piemonte Region

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Valeria Allizond
Giuliana Banche
Janira Roana
Nicolò Li Vigni
Narcisa Mandras
Daniela Scalas
Vivian Tullio
Nicola A. Carlone
Dianella Savoia
Anna Barbui
Anna Maria Cuffini *
(*) Corresponding Author:
Anna Maria Cuffini |


The frequency of erythromycin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from human specimens, in different Piemonte Region hospitals between 2005-2007, has been studied. Erythromycin-susceptible isolates were 137/198 and erythromycin-resistant 61/198.Among resistant S. pneumoniae isolates 26/61 belonged to constitutive resistance phenotype, 26/61 to M phenotype and 9/61 to inducible resistance phenotype.

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