High prevalence of toxic shock syndrome toxin–producing epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA-15) strains in Kuwait hospitals

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Udo, E.E.; Boswihi, S.S.; Al-Sweih, N.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: New Microbes and New Infections,volume 12,pages24-30 (issn: 2052-2975, eissn: 2052-2975)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2016.03.008, pmc: PMC4873690
  • Subject: MRSA | Original Article | DNA microarray | MLST | RC109-216 | spa typing | Infectious and parasitic diseases | EMRSA-15 | SCCmec typing
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | bacterial infections and mycoses

This study characterized EMRSA-15 isolates obtained from patients in Kuwait hospitals for their genotypic relatedness, antibiotic resistance and carriage of virulence genes using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), coagulase serotyping, SCCmec subtyping, spa typing... View more
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