Emergence of SCCmec Type I Obtained From Clinical Samples in Shiraz Teaching Hospitals, South-West of Iran

@inproceedings{EbrahimSaraie2015EmergenceOS,
  title={Emergence of SCCmec Type I Obtained From Clinical Samples in Shiraz Teaching Hospitals, South-West of Iran},
  author={Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie and Mohammad Motamedifar and Jamal Sarvari and Seyedeh Mahsan Hoseini Alfatemi},
  booktitle={Jundishapur journal of microbiology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continues to be a major cause of nosocomial infections. Methicillin resistance in S. aureus is caused by the acquisition of the mecA gene, located on a mobile genetic element called the staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of the predominant SCCmec type present among clinical isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed on a total of… CONTINUE READING