Molecular and epidemiological evidence for spread of multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strains in hospitals.

@article{Donnio2007MolecularAE,
  title={Molecular and epidemiological evidence for spread of multiresistant methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strains in hospitals.},
  author={P Y Donnio and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric F{\'e}vrier and Pablo Juan Bifani and Marie Dehem and Christ{\`e}le Kerv{\'e}gant and Nathalie Wilhelm and Anne-Lise Gautier-Lerestif and Nathalie Lafforgue and Michel Cormier and Alain Le Coustumier},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={4342-50}
}
The excision of the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains results in methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) strains. In order to determine the proportion and diversity of multidrug-resistant MSSA (MR-MSSA) strains derived from MRSA strains, 247 mecA-negative isolates recovered in… CONTINUE READING