Staphylococcus aureus is the predominant cause of bacteremia worldwide. We assessed the molecular epidemiology and antibiotic resistance of methicillin-resistant S aureus isolates causing bacteremia in southern Mississippi. Diverse genetic backgrounds in terms of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and multilocus sequence typing types of methicillin-resistant S aureus were identified as causing bacteremia in Mississippi. A strong association of Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes with elevated vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration is one of the important findings of our study.
American Journal of Infection Control
Brown, S. N.,
Crosby, A. G.,
Marcos, L. A.,
Elasri, M. O.
(2015). Molecular and Phenotypic Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Causing Bacteremia At a Major Hospital in Southern Mississippi. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(5), 540-542.
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