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Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): epidemiology and SCCmec typing

Mohamamd Alarosi, Nasreen and Mustafa Mahmoud, Mohammed Imad Al-Deen (2017) Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): epidemiology and SCCmec typing. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-418-734-7

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Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus is a major human pathogen. It causes a wide range of infections in the hospital setting as well as in the community environment. A broad variety of infections, ranging from minor pyodermas to life-threatening infections can be caused by S. aureus. The adaptive power of S. aureus to antibiotics lead to the emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in the early 1960s. The cause of resistance to methicillin is the acquisition of the mecA gene, which is situated on a mobile genetic element, the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec). Five major variants of SCCmec, types I to V, are distinguished. One of the most important techniques used to investigate the molecular epidemiology of S. aureus is SCCmec typing. This technique has been used to study the evolution of the MRSA and to study their subsequent worldwide dissemination. This research book reviews the literature for previous research on MRSA epidemiology, antibiotic resistance and SCCmec typing methods. It also covers characterization of MRSA isolates obtained from patients attending Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3072/61967
Uncontrolled Keywords: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), epidemiology, SCCmec
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohammed I A Mustafa Mahmud
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61967

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