Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on hospital admission in Turkey

Baykam N., Esener H., Ergonul O., Kosker P. Z., Cirkin T., Celikbas A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.37, no.3, pp.247-249, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


A total of 400 patients were screened for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on hospital admission, and 11 MRSA strains (1.2%) were detected. All 11 MRSA strains were positive for the mecA and PVL genes. Eight of the 11 MRSA-positive patients (72%) had a history of hospitalization within the previous 12 months. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.