Strain Variation in the MRSA Population Over a 10-Year Period in One Dublin Hospital

@article{Rossney2001StrainVI,
  title={Strain Variation in the MRSA Population Over a 10-Year Period in One Dublin Hospital},
  author={Angela S. Rossney and Caroline Keane},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={21},
  pages={123-126}
}
Between 1989 and 1998, the number of patients carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in one Dublin hospital increased fourfold, and the antibiogram-resistogram (AR) type distribution changed. In 1989, the predominant AR types were AR01 and AR02; in 1993, AR14 predominated; and in 1994, AR14 and AR13 were predominant. By 1998, the prevalence of AR13 and AR14 had declined and AR06 and AR07 were observed more frequently. In 1989, 65% of isolates were nontypeable using the… CONTINUE READING

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