Absence of the mecC gene in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from various clinical samples: The first multi-centered study in Turkey


ÇIKMAN A., AYDIN M. , GÜLHAN B. , KARAKEÇİLİ F. , Kurtoglu M. G. , Yuksekkaya S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, cilt.12, ss.528-533, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jiph.2019.01.063
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.528-533

Özet

Background: mecA is a predefined gene causing methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolates; however, it has been shown that some methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains do not carry this gene. Recently, in isolates found to be MRSA-positive but mecA-negative, a new resistance gene called mecC, which is a homolog of mecA, has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the mecC and mecA genes in MRSA strains isolated from different geographic regions in Turkey.