Evaluation of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus intermedius isolated from dogs

@article{Meucci2010EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus intermedius isolated from dogs},
  author={Valentina Meucci and Michele Vanni and Luca Guardabassi and Arshnee Moodley and Giulio Soldani and Luigi Intorre},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={79-82}
}
Methicillin and multi-drug resistance were investigated in 136 Staphylococcus intermedius strains of canine origin. The large majority of isolates were found to be mecA-negative by polymerase chain reaction, whereas only four strains were positive for the mecA gene. All mecA-positive strains were confirmed as methicillin-resistant by complementary tests, except for oxacillin disk diffusion, which yielded one false-negative result. A significantly higher resistance to fusidic acid, lincosamides… CONTINUE READING
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