Detection of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec-associated DNA segments in multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis ccrAB4 in both methicillin-resistant S. aureus and MSSA.

@article{Shore2008DetectionOS,
  title={Detection of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec-associated DNA segments in multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and identification of Staphylococcus epidermidis ccrAB4 in both methicillin-resistant S. aureus and MSSA.},
  author={Anna C Shore and Angela S. Rossney and BRIAN A. O'CONNELL and Celine M Herra and Derek J Sullivan and Hilary Humphreys and David C Coleman},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 12},
  pages={4407-19}
}
Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) can arise from methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) following partial or complete excision of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec). This study investigated whether multiresistant MSSA isolates from Irish hospitals, where MRSA has been endemic for decades, harbor SCCmec DNA. Twenty-five… CONTINUE READING