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Abstract

One hundred and three isolates recovered mainly from streptococcal throat infections in Lebanon were characterized by and PFGE typing. Thirty-three types and subtypes were detected among the isolates. PFGE was more discriminatory as a typing method. The prevalent types were (12.6 %), (8.7 %), (7.7 %), (7.7 %) and (6.8 %) and all isolates were susceptible to vancomycin and penicillin G. Ten per cent of the isolates were resistant to erythromycin and 3 % were resistant to erythromycin and clindamycin, showing the macrolide–lincosamide–streptogramin B phenotype. The sequences and PFGE pattern database that were generated in this study will serve as a basis for information for long-term evolutionary and epidemiological studies of local recovered not only in Lebanon, but also in neighbouring countries.

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