1 Department of Bacteriology and Virology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
2 Shiraz HIV/AIDS Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
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Background. Staphylococcus aureus
is a common cause of nosocomial infections leading to a broad spectrum
of diseases. Increasing antibiotic resistance among S.aureus strains, particularly methicillin-resistant S.aureus
(MRSA), is a serious concern. In addition, the emergence of antiseptics
resistance in MRSA helps the organism to persist and spread in
healthcare environments easily. The aim of this study was to determine
the molecular characteristics of vancomycin, mupirocin, and antiseptic
resistant S.aureus strains.
Materials and Methods
|Table 1. Frequencies of MuL and MuH strains according to type of infection.|
|Table 2. Distribution of resistance genes among high and low levels of resistance to mupirocin.|
|Table 3. Co-presence of resistance genes among the strains.|
|Table 4. Resistance patterns of VRSA strains.|