Emergence of a Staphylococcus aureus clone resistant to mupirocin and fusidic acid carrying exotoxin genes and causing mainly skin infections.
- Anastassios Doudoulakakis,
- Iris Spiliopoulou,
- Nikolaos Spyridis,
- Nikolaos Giormezis,
- John Kopsidas,
- Maria Militsopoulou,
- Evangelia Lebessi,
- Maria Tsolia
J Clin Microbiol 2017 Jun 7. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
2nd Department of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, P. and A. Kyriakou Children's hospital, Athens, Greece.
Objectives: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) caused by mupirocin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains have recently increased in our settings. We sought to evaluate the characteristics of these cases over a 43-month period.Methods: All community-acquired staphylococcal infections caused by mupirocin-resistant strains were retrospectively reviewed. Read More