DNA microarray genotyping and virulence and antimicrobial resistance gene profiling of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates from renal patients.

@article{McNicholas2011DNAMG,
  title={DNA microarray genotyping and virulence and antimicrobial resistance gene profiling of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream isolates from renal patients.},
  author={Sinead McNicholas and Anna C Shore and David C Coleman and Hilary Humphreys and Deirdre Fitzgerald Hughes},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={4349-51}
}
Thirty-six methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream isolates from renal patients were genetically characterized by DNA microarray analysis and spa typing. The isolates were highly clonal, belonging mainly to ST22-MRSA-IV. The immune evasion and enterotoxin gene clusters were found in 29/36 (80%) and 33/36 (92%) isolates, respectively.