Rapid detection of the pandemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone ST 239, a dominant strain in Asian hospitals

E J Feil, E K Nickerson, N Chantratita, V Wuthiekanun, P Srisomang, R Cousins, W Pan, G Zhang, B Xu, N P J Day, S J Peacock

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Abstract

We describe and validate a novel PCR assay to detect the pandemic hospital-acquired metbicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (RA-MRSA) lineage ST 239. Results based on previously uncharacterized isolates from a hospital in northeast Thailand support the view that at least 90% of RA-MRSA isolates in mainland Asia correspond to ST 239 or close relatives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1520-1522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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    Feil, E. J., Nickerson, E. K., Chantratita, N., Wuthiekanun, V., Srisomang, P., Cousins, R., Pan, W., Zhang, G., Xu, B., Day, N. P. J., & Peacock, S. J. (2008). Rapid detection of the pandemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone ST 239, a dominant strain in Asian hospitals. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46(4), 1520-1522. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02238-07