Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from blood in Rio de Janeiro displaying susceptibility profiles to non-β-lactam antibiotics

Abstract

The distinction between healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections has become increasingly blurred. We assessed the molecular characterization and antimicrobial resistance profile for MRSA isolates from blood. Most of all (81.9%) isolates are related to known HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA epidemic lineages, such as, USA300, USA400, USA600, USA800 and USA1100. This is the first multicenter study in Rio de Janeiro.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.09.016

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@inproceedings{Zuma2017MolecularCO, title={Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from blood in Rio de Janeiro displaying susceptibility profiles to non-β-lactam antibiotics}, author={Alexandra Vidal Pedinotti Zuma and Danielle Ferreira Lima and Ana Paula D’Alincourt Carvalho Assef and Elizabeth de Andrade Marques and Robson Souza Le{\~a}o}, booktitle={Brazilian journal of microbiology : [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]}, year={2017} }