Wide dissemination of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Greece is associated with a linezolid-dependent ST22 clone.

@article{Karavasilis2015WideDO,
  title={Wide dissemination of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in Greece is associated with a linezolid-dependent ST22 clone.},
  author={Vasileios Karavasilis and Olympia Zarkotou and Maria I Panopoulou and Melina Kachrimanidou and Katerina Themeli-Digalaki and Antonios Stylianakis and Vassiliki Gennimata and Eleni Ntokou and Constantinos Stathopoulos and Athanassios Tsakris and Spyros Pournaras},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={1625-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Dependence on linezolid was recently described as significant growth acceleration of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (LRSE) isolates upon linezolid exposure. We investigated the possible contribution of linezolid dependence to LRSE dissemination in Greece. METHODS Linezolid resistance rates were estimated in six tertiary hospitals located throughout Greece between 2011 and 2013. Sixty-three randomly selected LRSE recovered in these hospitals during this period were… CONTINUE READING
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