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A multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis clone (ST2) is an ongoing cause of hospital-acquired infection in a Western Australian Hospital

Widerström, M., McCullough, C.A., Coombs, G.W., Monsen, T. and Christiansen, K.J. (2012) A multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis clone (ST2) is an ongoing cause of hospital-acquired infection in a Western Australian Hospital. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50 (6). pp. 2147-2151.

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Abstract

We report the molecular epidemiology of 27 clinical multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MDRSE) isolates collected between 2003 and 2007 in an Australian teaching hospital. The dominant genotype (sequence type 2 [ST2]) accounted for 85% of the isolates tested and was indistinguishable from an MDRSE genotype identified in European hospitals, which may indicate that highly adaptable health care-associated genotypes of S. epidermidis have emerged and disseminated worldwide in the health care setting.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2012, American Society for Microbiology.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30191
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