Peer Reviewed

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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Keywords

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, renal

Comments

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Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

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]

PubMed ID

21940465

DOI Link

10.1128/JCM.05017-11