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Spread of an MRSA clone with heteroresistance to oxacillin in the Netherlands.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Eurosurveillance
1560-7917
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
5
Pages
73–74
Identifiers
PMID: 12631933
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Since 2001, an increase in the number of MRSA strains with heteroresistance to oxacillin has been observed in the Netherlands. These strains can spread unnoticed, as their phenotypic heterogenous resistance to beta-lactams affects the results of susceptibility testing. Therefore, further testing using PBP2a latex agglutination or PCR are recommended.

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