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Molecular Characterization of Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Showing Increasing Prevalence of Mupirocin Resistance and Associated Multidrug Resistance following Attempted Decolonization.

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posted on 01.03.2022, 12:35 authored by Toney PoovelikunnelToney Poovelikunnel, Paulo E. Budri, Anna C. Shore, David C. Coleman, Hilary HumphreysHilary Humphreys, Deirdre Fitzgerald HughesDeirdre Fitzgerald Hughes

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.

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

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

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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.

Publication Date

2018-08-27

PubMed ID

29914942

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  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Clinical Microbiology

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