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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Dec;15(12):1176-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02771.x. Epub 2009 May 16.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus saprophyticus in Sweden carries various types of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec).

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Department of Clinical Microbiology, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden.


Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a common cause of uncomplicated urinary tract infections and is usually susceptible to the antimicrobial agents used for their treatment. However, S. saprophyticus resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics and carrying mecA has been reported. Eight Swedish isolates of mecA-positive S. saprophyticus with diverse origin carrying at least three different types of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) are described here.

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