Antibiotic Susceptibilities and Serotyping of Clinical Streptococcus Agalactiae Isolates

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Atalay A., Olcu M., Percin D.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.28, no.4, pp.362-365, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03979.2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-365
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Objective: Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B streptococci, GBS) are frequently responsible for sepsis and meningitis seen in the early weeks of life. GBS may cause perinatal infection and premature birth in pregnant women. The aim of this study was to serotype GBS strains isolated from clinical samples and evaluate their serotype distribution according to their susceptibilities to antibiotics and isolation sites.