Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on hospital admission in Turkey


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

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.37, ss.247-249, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.05.014
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-249

Özet

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.