A novel selective medium for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus enabling result reporting in under 24 h.

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A simple selective broth was devised to indicate the presence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in clinical samples. The broth comprised nutrient broth supplemented with sodium chloride, ciprofloxacin, colistin and aztreonam as selective agents and also mannitol, trehalose and phenol red as an indicator system. In a preliminary study… (More)

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