Characterization of a variant of the SCCmec element in a bloodstream isolate of Staphylococcus intermedius.

@article{Campanile2007CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a variant of the SCCmec element in a bloodstream isolate of Staphylococcus intermedius.},
  author={Floriana Campanile and Dafne Bongiorno and Sonia Borbone and Mario Venditti and Maddalena Giannella and Cristiana Franchi and S. T. Stefani},
  journal={Microbial drug resistance},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={7-10}
}
Here we report for the first time, a detailed characterization of a variant of the SCCmec element, in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus intermedius human isolate. S. intermedius is a coagulase-positive zoonotic microrganism, recently classified as a separate species. In routine clinical laboratory practice, the coagulase production is used as criterion of pathogenicity related to S. aureus, but S. intermedius is frequently misidentified-being mistaken for S. aureus-and consequently its… CONTINUE READING
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