Phenotypic and genotypic mupirocin resistance among staphylococci causing prosthetic joint infection

Margalida Rotger, Andrej Trampuz, Kerryl E. Piper, James M. Steckelberg, Robin Patel

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Mupirocin MICs and mupA presence were determined in 108 staphylococci causing prosthetic joint infection. Zero of 35 isolates (0%) of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, 4/15 (27%) methicillin-resistant S. aureus isolates, 3/16 (19%) methicillin-susceptible coagulase-negative staphylococci, and 11/42 (26%) methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci were mupirocin resistant. mupA was detected in all five high-level mupirocin-resistant staphylococci and one mupirocin-susceptible staphylococcus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4266-4268
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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