MRSA genotypes in Turkey: Persistence over 10 years of a single clone of ST239

Alp E., KLAASSEN C. H. W. , DOĞANAY M. , ALTOPARLAK Ü., Aydin K., Engin A., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INFECTION, cilt.58, ss.433-438, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.04.006
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.433-438


Objectives: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of life-threatening human infections. The clinical impact of MRSA is mounting, not only due to the ever-increasing prevalence but also due to the occurrence of new, community-acquired MRSA strains. The aim of this prospective, multi-centre study was to determine the prevalence and genetic relatedness of clinically relevant MRSA isolates, in Turkey.