BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1011

Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in pneumococci

An editorial error occurred in the second letter in this cluster, by K D Allen and J J Anson (28 September, pp 819–20): the numbers of isolates of each serotype, given in the third paragraph, are incorrect. The first two sentences of the third paragraph should read: “The most common serotype was serotype 9 (25 isolates), followed by serotype 6 (17), serotype 19 (7), and serotype 23 (7)… Eighteen isolates (30%) exhibited high level resistance to penicillin…”

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