Clonal dissemination of mupirocin-resistant staphylococci in Greek hospitals.

  title={Clonal dissemination of mupirocin-resistant staphylococci in Greek hospitals.},
  author={Efymia Petinaki and Irida Spiliopoulou and F. Kontos and Maria Maniati and Z Bersos and Nikos Stakias and Helen Malamou-Lada and Ch Koutsia-Carouzou and Antonios N. Maniatis},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  volume={53 1},
OBJECTIVES To determine the rates of mupirocin resistance in staphylococci during a 4 year period (1999-2002) in Greece. MATERIALS A total of 1200 Staphylococcus aureus and 2760 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), consecutively collected from four Greek hospitals located in different geographical areas, were tested for susceptibility to mupirocin using the Etest and a reference agar dilution method. RESULTS Twenty-four S. aureus (2%) and 532 CoNS (19.2%) were found to be mupirocin… CONTINUE READING

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