SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERNS AND SCCmec TYPES OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) ISOLATES FROM SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTION (SSTI) PATIENTS

-, Yuwono (2012) SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERNS AND SCCmec TYPES OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) ISOLATES FROM SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTION (SSTI) PATIENTS. In: International Conference on Environmental Security for Food and Health, 16 - 18 Feb 2012, Tamil Nadu India .

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    Abstract

    Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major infection problem both in hospital and community setting due to resistance to antimicrobials. The mechanism of resistance based on mecA gene-part of Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec. Now about 8 type of SCCmec were identified. The origin of SCCmec type were type I for multiresistant phenotype and type IV for nonmultiresistant phenotype. Type II and type III were originated from type I SCCmec, while others types were originated from type IV SCCmec. Skin and soft tissue infection was commonly found in community setting but now many patients especially with immunocompromissed condition also often appearing these infections. Exploring of genotype and phenotype of MRSA were important to assist diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
    Depositing User: Yon Yuwono
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 15:58
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 15:58
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/1484

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