Evolution of Sporadic Isolates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) in Hospitals and Their Similarities to Isolates of Community-Acquired MRSA

@inproceedings{Sousa2003EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of Sporadic Isolates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) in Hospitals and Their Similarities to Isolates of Community-Acquired MRSA},
  author={M. J. Alves de Sousa and Herm{\'i}nia de Lencastre},
  year={2003}
}
Forty-one methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) hospital isolates that clearly differed from the six major pandemic clones of MRSA in pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type, mecA and Tn554 polymorphism, and epidemic behavior were selected from an international strain collection for more detailed characterization. SpaA typing, multilocus sequence typing, and SCCmec (staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec) typing demonstrated extensive diversity among these sporadic isolates both in… CONTINUE READING

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