Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from regional hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago
作者: Patrick E. AkpakaShivnarine KissoonCandy RutherfordWilliam H. SwanstonPadman Jayaratne
作者单位: 1Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
2Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
刊名: International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2007, Vol.11 (6), pp.544-548
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2007.03.004
关键词: MRSA clonesPFGEPCRmecApvlnuc genesTrinidad and Tobago
原始语种摘要: Summary(#br)Objectives(#br)Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), first reported in a British hospital in the early 1960s, has now reached global proportions. Geographic spread of one or several MRSA clones in a city, country, and even among countries and continents has been identified by molecular techniques. We sought to determine whether clonal spread of MRSA has occurred in Trinidad and Tobago from all MRSA isolates collected between 2000 and 2001.(#br)Methods(#br)Clinical isolates of MRSA from three major hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago were identified by standard laboratory methods and analyzed using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) after Sma I digestion.(#br)Results(#br)There was a 12.8% prevalence of MRSA in three...
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