Usefulness of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in the epidemiological analysis of staphylococcus aureus isolates with decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin

Richard V. Goering, P. D. Fey, F. W. Goldstein

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Abstract

Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for analysis of comparatively mega-base sized chromosomal restriction fragments is an important molecular technique in the epidemiological study of a variety of nosocomial pathogens. The usefulness of this approach is demonstrated in the evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus isolates exhibiting decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin in two clinical settings: multiple cultures from a single patient and isolates from different patients within the same hospital.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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