Analysis of pristinamycin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates responsible for an outbreak in a Parisian hospital.
In 1990, over a 6-month period, an increase from 1 to 10% in the incidence of pristinamycin resistance among coagulase-negative staphylococci was observed in four intensive care units of a Parisian hospital.
Twenty-three such isolates, as well as 25 pristinamycin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates, were collected and typed by analyzing various bacterial constituents.
Two structurally related plasmids of 7.3 and 14.3 kb, carrying the gene vga encoding resistance to pristinamycin, were detected in the 23 pristinamycin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci which were identified as S. epidermidis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Virginiamycine, Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bactérie, Résistance, Isolat clinique, Homme, Unité soin intensif, Hôpital, Paris, Ile de France, France, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Virginiamycine, Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Micrococcaceae, Micrococcales, Bacteria, Resistance, Clinical isolate, Human, Intensive care unit, Hospital, Paris, Ile-de-France, France, Europe
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Cote : 93-0657951
Code Inist : 002B02S02. Création : 199406.