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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7060.820 (Published 28 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:820
  1. K D Allen, Consultant microbiologist,
  2. J J Anson, Senior registrar
  1. Medical Microbiology, Whiston Hospital, Prescot L35 5DR

    EDITOR,—Alan P Johnson and colleagues report that the prevalence of resistance to penicillin in pneumococci was 3.9% in Britain in 1995.1 In some areas, however, the prevalence is higher than this.

    In 1995, 60 (7.5%) of 798 of our pneumococcal isolates were resistant to penicillin. Forty one isolates …

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