Clonal Multidrug-Resistant Corynebacterium striatum Strains, Italy
Published Date:Jan 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(1):75-78.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Emerging Clinical Role
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Multi-resistance Plasmid PTP10
Description:We assessed the clinical relevance and performed molecular characterization of 36 multidrug-resistant strains of Corynebacterium striatum. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis confirmed a single clone, possessing erm(X), tetA/B, cmxA/B, and aphA1 genes, but few related subclones. This strain is emerging as a pathogen in Italy.
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