Epidemiology and susceptibility of 3,051 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 25 university hospitals participating in the European SENTRY study

Citation
Ac. Fluit et al., Epidemiology and susceptibility of 3,051 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 25 university hospitals participating in the European SENTRY study, J CLIN MICR, 39(10), 2001, pp. 3727-3732
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0095-1137 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
3727 - 3732
Database
ISI
SICI code
0095-1137(200110)39:10<3727:EASO3S>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
A total of 3,051 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isola tes and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates in Europe were comp ared. MRSA isolates constituted 25% of all isolates and were more prevalent in southern Europe. MRSA isolates appeared to be more prevalent in intensi ve care units than in outpatient departments. Only a small minority of MSSA isolates were multidrug resistant, whereas the majority of MRSA isolates w ere multidrug resistant.