strep and penicillin resistance

Martiroe martiroe at
Tue Jan 3 22:05:42 EST 1995

On  03 Jan wrote
> My son has had two strep infections in the last three weeks.

Have your doctor prescribe Clindamycin.  It works better when the patient
is having recurring strep infections.  S. pyogenes has yet to develop
resistance, but other organisms (S. aureus) in the throat may produce beta
lactamase making amoxicillin ineffective.

Group A strep is susceptible to Erthyromycin 80% of the time. 

Marti Roe
The Children's Hospital
Denver, Colorado
martiroe at

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