aureus (MRSA) in invasive isolates from southern and eastern Mediterranean countries
- I. Cirkovic, S. Dukic, B. Carevic, N. Mazic, V. Mioljevic, S. Stepanovic
- J. Antimicrob. Chemother
This was across-sectional study in which cultures from anterior nares were obtained from healthy hospital worker and community. Isolates were identified as S. aureus based on morphological and biochemical tests. Antibiotic susceptibility profiles were determined by the disk diffusion method. All isolates were further analyzed by PCR to determine the presence of PVL gene. Overall S. aureus nasal colonization prevalence was 10.8%, with the highest rate in healthy hospital workers (12.8%) while the lowest was detected in community (8.7%).The luks-lukf panton –valentine leukocidin in virulence gene was present in 11.1% of the 42 MRSA isolated.