A change in Belgian epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus phage types in 2000: phenotypic and genotypic characterization of isolates from a general hospital30985

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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During 2000, new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) epidemic phage types became preponderant in Belgium. In the present study, phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of 130 MRSA isolates from a general Belgian hospital were investigated. The MRSA nature of the isolates was confirmed by coagulase test, oxacillin screen plate test and detection of the mecA gene by polymerase chain reaction. Phage typing categorized the MRSA strains into two main groups: the [O]* types and the [J]* types. SmaI macrorestriction analysis by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis gave the same pulsoty…

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