Detection and characterisation of SCCmec remnants in multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus causing a clonal outbreak in a Swedish county

@article{Lindqvist2011DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and characterisation of SCCmec remnants in multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus causing a clonal outbreak in a Swedish county},
  author={Maria Lindqvist and Barbro Isaksson and Carola Grub and Tom \Oystein Jonassen and Anita H{\"a}llgren},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={141-147}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate if multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MR-MSSA) causing a clonal outbreak in Östergötland County, Sweden, were derived from methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) by carrying remnants of SCCmec, and, if so, to characterise this element. A total of 54 MSSA isolates with concomitant… CONTINUE READING