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Molecular Characterization of Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Showing Increasing Prevalence of Mupirocin Resistance and Associated Multidrug Resistance following Attempted Decolonization.
Poovelikunnel, Toney T; Budri, Paulo E; Shore, Anna C; Coleman, David C; Humphreys, Hilary; Fitzgerald-Hughes, Deirdre
<p>The original article is available at <a href="https://aac.asm.org">https://aac.asm.org</a></p> <p>Sequential methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from patients following attempted mupirocin nasal decolonization showed an increase in mupirocin resistance (MR) from 6.6% to 20%. MR isolates from patients who failed decolonization yielded indistinguishable spa types and carried multiple antimicrobial and antiseptic resistance genes, which may guide infection control and prevention.</p>
Keyword(s): MRSA; Staphylococcus aureus; multidrug resistance; mupirocin.; Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Citation(s): Poovelikunnel TT, Budri PE, Shore AC, Coleman DC, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald-Hughes D. Molecular Characterization of Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Showing Increasing Prevalence of Mupirocin Resistance and Associated Multidrug Resistance following Attempted Decolonization. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2018;62(9):pii: e00819-18.
Publisher(s): American Society for Microbiology
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): https://epubs.rcsi.ie/clinmicart/40
First Indexed: 2018-08-31 07:18:39 Last Updated: 2018-08-31 07:18:39