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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

Letter Article

The Status of Methicillin Resistance Among Egyptian Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: An Overview

Author(s): Alaa Abouelfetouh

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2017

Page: [67 - 69] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1871526516666160802111200

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Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections. The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt, such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.

Keywords: Epidemiology, MLST, MRSA, SCCmec, Staphylococcus, Methicillin.

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