A report of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6D in Europe.
Nahm, M. H. 1; Oliver, M. B. 1; Siira, L. 2; Kaijalainen, T. 3; Lambertsen, L. M. 4; Virolainen, A. 2
Journal of Medical Microbiology.
60(1):46-48, January 2011.
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Serotype 6D of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been reported in Asia and the Fijian islands among nasopharyngeal carriage isolates. We now report a 6D isolate from a Finnish adult with invasive pneumococcal disease. Interestingly, the Finnish isolate and Asian isolate capsule gene loci are almost identical.
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