Yuiko Morokuma

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Fluoroquinolone (FQ) resistance is usually caused by point mutations within the quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) of gyrA, gyrB, parC and/or parE. However, little is known about the worldwide increase in FQ-resistant Escherichia coli or, more specifically, about the geographical distribution of QRDR mutations and the clonal spread of(More)
A significant problem in the field of infectious diseases is the increase in fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant Escherichia coli. Although mutation of strains and clonal dissemination are supposed to be the cause of this increase, little is known about the prevalence of this organism. We investigated 219 FQ-resistant E. coli strains in Japan and nine Asian(More)
Staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) type IV methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has rapidly disseminated in healthcare settings, and its characteristics in the United States and Europe are well known. Because Japanese SCCmec type IV MRSA clones are different and less well documented, this retrospective, single center study was(More)
Following recent advance in medical technology, the increase of immunocompromised patients results in an increase of opportunistic infections such as nocardiosis. However, little is known about relationships between clinical features of nocardial infections and each Nocardia species, especially newly identified ones. Therefore, we identified clinical(More)
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