Wierenga, Klaas J. ; Moosdeen, Faridah; Thomas, S; Serjeant, Graham R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Medical Research Council Laboratories (Sickle Cell); Microbiology
Penicillin resistant streptococcus pneumoniae in a Jamaican patient with homozygous sickle cell disease.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Penicillin prophylaxis against infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae is now routine in young children with homozygous sickle-cell (SS) disease and the emergence of penicillin-resistant strains is a serious clinical concern. The first death associated with such resistance in a Jamaican child with SS disease is reported.