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Table 1 Serotype distribution of the 185 Streptococcus agalactiae isolates recovered from symptomatic adults included in the present study, according to the type of clinical specimen and geographical origin

From: Streptococcus agalactiae in Brazil: serotype distribution, virulence determinants and antimicrobial susceptibility

Clinical specimen (number of isolates) Geographical region (number of isolates) Serotype (number of isolates)b
Urine (167) South (83) Ia (35); Ib (11); II (12); III (6); IV (7); V (9); NT (3)
Southeast (57) Ia (13); Ib (10); II (9); III (6); IV (6); V (6); NT (7)
Mid-west (27) Ia (12); Ib (2); II (3); III (2); IV (3); V (2); NT (3)
Blood and other sterile fluids (10) Southeast (10) Ia (3); Ib (3); II (3); IV (1)
Male genital tract discharges (3) Mid-west (2) Ia (1); II (1)
Southeast (1) II (1)
Othera (5) Southeast (5) Ia (1); Ib (3); II (1)
Total (185) All above (185) Ia (65); Ib (29); II (30); III (14); IV (17); V (17); NT (13)
  1. aOther clinical specimens included abscesses and ear secretions.
  2. bNT, nontypeable by using antisera against Ia, Ib, II-VIII serotypes.