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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus argenteus misidentified as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerging in western Sweden

Journal article
Authors Erika Tång Hallbäck
Nahid Karami
Ingegerd Adlerberth
Sofia Cardew
Maria Ohlén
Hedvig E Jakobsson
Liselott Svensson-Stadler
Published in Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume 67
Issue 7
Pages 968-971
ISSN 0022-2615
Publication year 2018
Published at Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Medicine
Pages 968-971
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000760
Keywords MRSA, Staphylococcus argenteus, Staphylococcus aureus, spa, identification, differentiation, epidemiology, streptococci, complex, gene, Microbiology, ha dj, 1994, journal of clinical microbiology, v32, p1768
Subject categories Infectious Medicine

Abstract

Two strains included in a whole-genome sequencing project for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were identified as non-Staphylococcus aureus when the sequences were analysed using the bioinformatics software ALEX (www.1928diagnostics.com, Gothenburg, Sweden). Sequencing of the sodA gene of these strains identified them as Staphylococcus argenteus. The collection of MRSA in western Sweden was checked for additional strains of this species. A total of 18 strains of S. argenteus isolated between 2011 and December 2017 were identified.

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