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Limited spread of penicillin-nonsusceptible pneumococci, Skane County, Sweden

Melander, Eva LU ; Hansson, H B; Molstad, S; Persson, K and Ringberg, H (2004) In Emerging Infectious Diseases 10(6). p.1082-1087
Abstract
In response to increasing frequencies of penicillin-non-susceptible pneumococci (PNSP), for which the MIC of penicillin was greater than or equal to0.12 mg/L, in Sk (a) over circle ne County, southern Sweden, national recommendations were initiated in 1995 to limit the spread of pneumococci with high MICs (greater than or equal to0.5 mg/L) of penicillin (PRP), especially among children of preschool age. Traditional communicable disease control measures were combined with actions against inappropriate antimicrobial drug use. During the first 6 years that these recommendations were applied in Sk (a) over circle ne County, the average frequency of penicillin-resistant pneumococci has been stable at approximate to2.6%, as has the average PNSP... (More)
In response to increasing frequencies of penicillin-non-susceptible pneumococci (PNSP), for which the MIC of penicillin was greater than or equal to0.12 mg/L, in Sk (a) over circle ne County, southern Sweden, national recommendations were initiated in 1995 to limit the spread of pneumococci with high MICs (greater than or equal to0.5 mg/L) of penicillin (PRP), especially among children of preschool age. Traditional communicable disease control measures were combined with actions against inappropriate antimicrobial drug use. During the first 6 years that these recommendations were applied in Sk (a) over circle ne County, the average frequency of penicillin-resistant pneumococci has been stable at approximate to2.6%, as has the average PNSP frequency (7.4%). However, PNSP have been unevenly distributed in the county, with the highest frequencies in the southwest. Simultaneously, the rate of antimicrobial drug use for children <6 years of age was reduced by 20%. Thus the spread of PNSP between and within the municipalities in the county has been limited. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In response to increasing frequencies of penicillin-non-susceptible pneumococci (PNSP), for which the MIC of penicillin was greater than or equal to0.12 mg/L, in Sk (a) over circle ne County, southern Sweden, national recommendations were initiated in 1995 to limit the spread of pneumococci with high MICs (greater than or equal to0.5 mg/L) of penicillin (PRP), especially among children of preschool age. Traditional communicable disease control measures were combined with actions against inappropriate antimicrobial drug use. During the first 6 years that these recommendations were applied in Sk (a) over circle ne County, the average frequency of penicillin-resistant pneumococci has been stable at approximate to2.6%, as has the average PNSP frequency (7.4%). However, PNSP have been unevenly distributed in the county, with the highest frequencies in the southwest. Simultaneously, the rate of antimicrobial drug use for children &lt;6 years of age was reduced by 20%. Thus the spread of PNSP between and within the municipalities in the county has been limited.},
  author       = {Melander, Eva and Hansson, H B and Molstad, S and Persson, K and Ringberg, H},
  issn         = {1080-6040},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1082--1087},
  publisher    = {Centers for Disease Control and Prevention},
  series       = {Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Limited spread of penicillin-nonsusceptible pneumococci, Skane County, Sweden},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2004},
}