Nasal Carriage of Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Sensitive Strains of Staphylococcus sciuri in the Indonesian Population

Juliette Severin, ES Lestari, K Kuntaman, M Pastink, Susan Snijders, N Lemmens-den Toom, Deborah A Horst - Kreft, U Hadi, DO Duerink, Wil Goessens, AC Fluit, Willem van Wamel, Alex Belkum, Henri Verbrugh

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Staphylococcus sciuri strains were unexpectedly cultured from healthy persons and patients from Indonesia during a population-based survey on nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage. Fifty-one S. sciuri isolates were further characterized. The S. aureus mecA gene was detected by PCR in 22 isolates (43.1%), whereas S. sciuri mecA was found in 33 isolates (64.7%). The staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) regions of S. aureus mecA-positive isolates contained elements of classical S. aureus SCCmec types II and/or III.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)5413-5417
Number of pages5
JournalAntimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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