Antimicrobial susceptibility, inducible macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B, and clonal diversity patterns of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in Hacettepe University adult hospital


ZARAKOLU P., Metan G., ALTUN B., HASCELIK G., ÜNAL S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.5, pp.783-789, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0803-43
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.783-789

Abstract

Aim: Nosocomial infections due to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) arc an important problem with limited therapeutic options. The aim of this study was to determine the vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid, tigecycline, erythromycin, gentamicin, ciprofloxacin, rifampin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and clindamycin susceptibility, inducible macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (iMLS(B)) resistance, and clonal diversity patterns of 109 mecA positive Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from patients with nosocomial infections in Hacettepe University Adult Hospital between 2002 and 2004.