Mupirocin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in an Indian hospital

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Two hundred Staphylococcus aureus strains collected from an Indian hospital were tested for mupirocin susceptibility using disc diffusion method and E-test. High-level and low-level mupirocin resistance was detected in 10 (5%) and 2 (1%) S. aureus strains, respectively. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis of the high-level mupirocin-resistant methicillin-resistant S. aureus isolates revealed the presence of 2 clones with the majority of strains belonging to 1 clone, suggesting clonal dissemination. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.




Gadepalli, R., Dhawan, B., Mohanty, S., Kapil, A., Das, B. K., Chaudhry, R., & Samantaray, J. C. (2007). Mupirocin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in an Indian hospital. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 58(1), 125–127.

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