Utility and limitations of Spa-typing in understanding the epidemiology of staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia isolates in a single University Hospital

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Satta, Giovanni ; Ling, Clare ; Cunningham, Emma ; McHugh, Timothy ; Hopkins, Susan (2013)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: BMC Research Notes, volume 6, pages 398-398 (issn: 1756-0500, eissn: 1756-0500)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3850082, doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-398
  • Subject: Epidemiology | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | Spa-typing | Medicine(all) | Short Report | Staphylococcus aureus

Background Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a recognized cause of nosocomial infections with 8,767 SA bacteraemia (SAB) cases reported in England only in 2012. Different typing methods have been developed but they are not generally performed as a routine investigation in h... View more
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