Distribution of fusidic acid resistance determinants in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{McLaws2011DistributionOF,
  title={Distribution of fusidic acid resistance determinants in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={F B McLaws and Anders Rhod Larsen and Robert Leo Skov and Ian Chopra and A. J. O'Neill},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={1173-6}
}
The prevalence of resistance to fusidic acid in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), has increased in the past 2 decades. However, there are limited data regarding the relative importance in this process of the different staphylococcal determinants that mediate resistance to fusidic acid. Furthermore, the roles played by clonal dissemination of fusidic acid-resistant strains versus horizontal transmission of fusidic acid resistance… CONTINUE READING