Fast Five Quiz: Pneumococcal Infections

Jocelyn Y. Ang, MD

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September 15, 2021

Resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics is an alarming phenomenon and a public health challenge. Antimicrobial resistance in S pneumoniae for penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics is due to alterations in penicillin-binding proteins, leading to a decreased affinity between penicillin-binding protein and the beta-lactam drugs.

Learn more about pneumococcal resistance.

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