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Document Type

Article

Publication Date

27-8-2018

Keywords

MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug resistance, mupirocin.

Funder/Sponsor

Health Research Board Ireland (HPF/2013-495). Pfizer and Astellas.

Comments

The original article is available at https://aac.asm.org

Abstract

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.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Citation

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.

PubMed ID

29914942

DOI Link

10.1128/AAC.00819-18

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