Epidemiological analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from adult patients with cystic fibrosis

T J Kidd, C Coulter, S C Bell

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Abstract

Using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, we genotyped 21 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from patients attending an adult cystic fibrosis unit. Eleven patients exhibited pulsotypes related to 2 locally endemic strains. Eleven chronically colonized patients were assessed over a period of up to 2 years, and all demonstrated a retention of strain type.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-3
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cross Infection
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Humans
  • Methicillin Resistance
  • Queensland
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Staphylococcus aureus

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