Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the mecC gene: emergence in Spain and report of a fatal case of bacteraemia.

@article{GarcaGarrote2014MethicillinresistantSA,
  title={Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the mecC gene: emergence in Spain and report of a fatal case of bacteraemia.},
  author={Fernando Garc{\'i}a-Garrote and Emilia Cercenado and Mercedes Mar{\'i}n and Mercedes Bal and Pilar Trincado and Juan Carlos Corredoira and Carmen Ballesteros and Julia Mar{\'i}a Pita and Pilar Alonso and Ana Vindel},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
OBJECTIVES Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains carrying the mecC gene have been reported from humans and animals from several European countries, but never from Spain. We describe the first isolates of mecC-positive MRSA of human origin collected in Spain and report a fatal case of bacteraemia. METHODS Isolates were tested for phenotypic resistance using cefoxitin, tested for the mecA/mecC genes and toxin genes by PCR, and typed by staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec… CONTINUE READING

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