Fusidic acid resistance in Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage strains in nine European countries

C.D.J. den Heijer, E.M.E. van Bijnen, W.J. Paget, E.E. Stobberingh

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate fusidic acid resistance pheno- and geno-typically in nasal carriage Staphylococcus aureus isolated from general practice patients in nine European countries. Materials & methods: Phenotypic fusidic acid resistance was determined by disc diffusion and MIC values, and genotypically by a PCR detecting fusA-E genes. The main analysis was performed on methicillin-susceptible S. aureus strains, because methicillin-resistant S. aureus isolates were scarce. Results: Overall S. aureus fusidic acid resistance was low (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-745
Number of pages9
JournalFuture Microbiology
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • antibiotic resistance
  • community
  • Europe
  • fusidic acid
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • IMPETIGO CLONE
  • COMMUNITY
  • DETERMINANTS
  • INFECTIONS
  • PREVALENCE
  • MECHANISMS
  • SPP.

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