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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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NODA ALBELO, Amauri Lázaro; VIDAL TALLET, Lázaro Arturo; VIDAL CASAL, Joan Iavier  and  HERNANDEZ ALVAREZ, Leanet. Use of penicillin in the extrameningeal infection from Streptococcus pneumoniae. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2011, vol.83, n.4, pp.405-412. ISSN 0034-7531.

The beta-lactamase resistance of Strepcoccus pneumoniae is relative and may to be overcome if the dose of this type of drugs is increased. The definition of oversensitivity and of resistance of above mentioned bacteria was originally created to predict the infection response of central nervous system (CNS) to treatment. The infection outside of the CNS by most of strains of S. pneumoniae responds to habitual dose of betalactamic antibiotics. A review of the new cut points of Laboratory Standards Institute for the sensitivity to pathogen penicillin and its implication in current therapy of extrameningeal disease by S. pneumoniae is analyzed.

Keywords : Streptococcus pneumoniae; betalactamics; penicillin; pneumococcus; antimicrobial resistance.

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