Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, renal
Thirty-six methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream isolates from renal patients were genetically characterized by DNA microarray analysis and spa typing. The isolates were highly clonal, belonging mainly to ST22-MRSA-IV. The immune evasion and enterotoxin gene clusters were found in 29/36 (80%) and 33/36 (92%) of isolates, respectively.
Medicine and Health Sciences
McNicholas S, Shore AC, Coleman DC, Humphreys H, Fitzgerald Hughes D. DNA Microarray Genotyping and Virulence and Antimicrobial Resistance Gene Profiling of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Isolates from Renal Patients. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]