TABLE 1.

Typing characteristics of 45 mef-positive Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates recovered in Spain

GeneMLST typePFGE type or subtypeSerotype(s) (no. of isolates)Yr of isolationOrigin (no. of isolates)
ST (no. of isolates)CC or singleton clone
mef(E)ST557 (7)CC-Spain9V-3Spain9V-314 (6), 19A (1)1999-2003Sputum (5), ear (1), blood (1)
mef(E)ST44 (1)CC-Spain9V-3Spain9V-3141999-2003Nasal cavity (1)
mef(E)ST2636 (1)CC-Spain9V-3Spain9V-319A1999-2003Sputum (1)
mef(E)ST2637 (1)CC-Spain9V-3Spain9V-3141999-2003BALa fluid (1)
mef(E)ST62 (3)Sb11A-ST6211A1999-2003BAL fluid(1), alveolar brush (1), conjunctiva (1)
mef(E)ST2819 (1)S9V-ST28199V2000-2001Nasal cavity (1)
mef(E)ST2708 (1)S31-ST2708312000-2001Conjunctiva (1)
mef(E)ST2822 (1)S9V-ST28229V2002-2003Sputum (1)
mef(A)ST9 (1)SEngland14-9142000-2001Ear (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 90 (1)CC-Spain6B-2Spain6B-26B1999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 1542 (1)CC-Spain6B-2Spain6B-26B1999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 1624 (1)CC-Spain6B-2Spain6B-26B1999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 135 (2)CC-6BClone6B-ST1356B1999-2000Sputum (2)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 2638 (1)CC-6BClone6B-ST26386B1999-2000Nasal cavity (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 63 (1)CC-Sweden15A-25Sweden15A-2515A2000-2001Blood (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 1149 (1)CC-Sweden15A-25Sweden15A-2515A2000-2001Conjunctiva
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 276 (4)SClone19A-ST27619A2000-2001Conjunctiva (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 549 (3)SUnrelated19F (2), 23F (1)1999-2001Ear (2), catheter (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 81 (2)SSpain23F-123F, 19F1999-2000Bronchial aspirate (1), sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 17 (1)S14-CC17141999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 73 (1)S15A-CC7315A1999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 87 (1)S19F-CC8719F2000-2001Nasal cavity (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 260 (1)S3-ST26031999-2000Pleural fluid (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 271 (1)S19F-ST27119F2002-2003Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 315 (1)SPoland6B-206B2000-2001Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 344 (1)SNorwayNT-429V2000-2001Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 1486 (1)S6B-ST14866B1999-2000Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 1577 (1)S15C-ST157715C2002-2003Sputum (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 2639 (1)S10A-ST263910A2002-2003Bronchial aspirate (1)
erm(B) + mef(E)ST 2820 (1)S12F-ST282012F2002-2003Sputum (1)
  • a BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage.

  • b S, singleton clone.