Detection of qacA/B in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a regional healthcare network in the eastern United States.

Abstract:

:We describe the clinical, microbiologic, and molecular features of the first series of qacA/B-containing strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from infected US patients. All qac-carrying strains were clonally diverse, and qacA strains exhibited increased tolerance to chlorhexidine as measured by minimum inhibitory concentrations, minimum bactericidal concentrations, and postexposure colony counts.

authors

McGann P,Kwak YI,Summers A,Cummings JF,Waterman PE,Lesho EP

doi

10.1086/662380

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2011-11-01 00:00:00

pages

1116-9

issue

11

eissn

0899-823X

issn

1559-6834

pii

S0195941700030149

journal_volume

32

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