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J Hyg (Lond). 1986 Apr;96(2):217-23.

Bacteriological characters of strains of Staphylococcus aureus submitted to a reference laboratory related to methicillin resistance.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains present an increasing clinical problem. Analysis of 2679 strains submitted to a reference laboratory in the first quarter of 1983 and 3050 strains submitted in summer 1984 showed 479 and 593 multi-resistant strains. The proportion of methicillin-resistant strains classified as epidemic rose from 5.9 to 10.2%. Other methicillin-resistant strains continued to occur but other methicillin-sensitive multi-resistant strains appeared to fall. A strain with defined characters could be recognized in the Thames regions.

PMID:
3634787
PMCID:
PMC2129650
DOI:
10.1017/s0022172400065980
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