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Clonal dissemination of mupirocin-resistant staphylococci in Greek hospitals
Objectives: To determine the rates of mupirocin resistance in staphylococci during a 4 year period (1999-2002) in Greece. Materials: A total of 1200 Staphylococcus aureus and 2760 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), ...
Combination of staphylococcal chromosome cassette SCCmec type V and Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus that caused necrotizing pneumonia in Greece
We describe a case of necrotizing pneumonia in Greece caused by a community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) producing Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) carrying the staphylococcal chromosome ...
A 12-year survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in Greece: ST80-IV epidemic?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important cause of both healthcare-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infections. Severe MRSA infections have been associated with the ...
Spread of Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes during a 3-year period in Greece.
Three collections of Staphylococcus aureus isolates (n = 1058) were investigated to assess the spread of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-producing strains in Greece and their association with skin and soft-tissue :infections ...
Molecular characterization of Streptococcus agalactiae from vaginal colonization and neonatal infections: a 4-year multicenter study in Greece
A multicenter collection comprising of 171 Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from pregnant women recovered between 2007 and 2010 and 46 from unmatched neonates with invasive infections was subjected to antimicrobial ...
Reduced susceptibility to quinupristin/dalfopristin in Enterococcus faecium in Greece without prior exposure to the agent
During 2005-2006, a total of 865 Enterococcus faecium isolated from patients from eight Greek hospitals were tested for susceptibility to quinupristin/dalfopristin (Q/D). Among them, 250 genetically unrelated strains (28.9%) ...