T Shantikumar Singh

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BACKGROUND Phenotypic methods for the detection of methicillin resistance are inadequate, due to presence of hetero-resistant population and dependence of environmental factors that may affect the phenotypic expression of resistance. AIMS Present study was conducted, to evaluate the efficacy of phenotypic methods for the identification of species and(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The two major genotypic markers that distinguish community acquired (CA) from hospital acquired (HA) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates are the architecture of mobile genetic element (SCCmec type) and presence of panton valentine leukocidin (PVL) toxin. This study was conducted to determine the molecular(More)
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