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Journal Article


Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Volume 51, Number 1, p.318-319 (2013)



aminoglycoside derivative, Anti-Bacterial Agents, antibiotic sensitivity, article, bacterial gene, Bacterial Proteins, bacterial strain, Bacteriological Techniques, bacterium isolation, beta lactam, cefoxitin, Chromogenic Compounds, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, Culture Media, erythromycin, Humans, levofloxacin, mecA gene, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, meticillin, minimum inhibitory concentration, multidrug resistance, nonhuman, oxacillin, phenotype, priority journal, sensitivity and specificity, Staphylococcal Infections, Staphylococcus aureus, tetracycline


Reports of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus strains are on the rise. Because of their susceptibility to oxacillin and cefoxitin, it is very difficult to detect them by using routine phenotypic methods. We describe two such isolates that were detected by chromogenic medium and confirmed by characterization of the mecA gene element. Copyright © 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.


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V. Aa Kumar, Steffy, Ka, Chatterjee, Mb, Sugumar, Mc, Dinesh, K. Ra, Manoharan, Ac, Karim, Sa, and Biswas, Rb, “Detection of oxacillin-susceptible mecA-positive Staphylococcus aureus isolates by use of chromogenic medium MRSA ID”, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 51, pp. 318-319, 2013.