J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2021 Jul 18. Epub 2021 Jul 18.
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the trends in serotypes and in vitro susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae causing adult invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) to dalbavancin, telavancin, tedizolid, eravacycline, omadacycline and other comparator antibiotics from 2017 to 2020, following implementation of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: During the study period, a total of 237 isolates of S. pneumoniae were collected from non-duplicate patients, covering 15% of IPD cases in Taiwan. Read More