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Methicillin susceptibility testing of staphylococci by Etest and comparison with agar dilution and mecA detection.

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The susceptibility to methicillin of 44 Staphylococcus aureus and 120 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) was determined by Etest, agar dilution and presence of the mecA gene. There was agreement between the results of all methods when testing S. aureus. However, discrepancies occurred with CNS when cultural methods were compared with presence of the mecA gene. mecA-positive isolates tested as resistant more often with agar dilution on Columbia agar plus 5% NaCl than by Etest.
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10.1093/jac/39.2.251

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
Volume:
39
Issue:
2
Pages:
251-253
Publication date:
1997-02-05
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EISSN:
1460-2091
ISSN:
0305-7453
URN:
uuid:4d0c70b7-36fa-4c00-a093-adbecc936cd7
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92721
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pubs:92721

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