Invasive group B streptococcal infections in adults, France (2007-2010)

Publié le 1 Octobre 2011
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

Group B streptococcus (GBS) has emerged as an important cause of invasive infection in adults. Here, we report the clinical and microbiological characteristics of 401 non-redundant GBS strains causing adult invasive infections collected during a 4-year period (2007-2010). Bacteraemia without focus (43.4%) and bone and joint infections (18.7%) were the main clinical manifestations. The distribution of capsular polysaccharide (CPS) type showed that types Ia, III, and V accounted for 71.8% of all strains. Resistance to erythromycin increased from 20.2% in 2007 to 35.3% in 2010, and was mainly associated with CPS type V harbouring the erm(B) resistant determinant.(R.A.)

Auteur : Tazi A, Morand PC, Reglier Poupet H, Dmytruk N, Billoet A, Antona D, Trieu Cuot P, Poyart C
Clinical microbiology and infection, 2011, p. 1587-9