A Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis Clone (ST2) Is an Ongoing Cause of Hospital-Acquired Infection in a Western Australian Hospital
2012 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, ISSN 0095-1137, E-ISSN 1098-660X, Vol. 50, no 6, 2147-2151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report the molecular epidemiology of 27 clinical multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MDRSE) isolates collected between 2003 and 2007 in an Australian teaching hospital. The dominant genotype (sequence type 2 [ST2]) accounted for 85% of the isolates tested and was indistinguishable from an MDRSE genotype identified in European hospitals, which may indicate that highly adaptable health care-associated genotypes of S. epidermidis have emerged and disseminated worldwide in the health care setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 50, no 6, 2147-2151 p.
Microbiology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57163DOI: 10.1128/JCM.06456-11ISI: 000305119000065PubMedID: ´22442320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-57163DiVA: diva2:540296