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Citation Information : Polish Journal of Microbiology. Volume 65, Issue 2, Pages 215-217, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5604/17331331.1204482
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Received Date : 10-March-2015 / Accepted: 30-June-2015 / Published Online: 07-June-2016
This work aims to provide an insight into staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec elements and antibiotic resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis. The dominating type was SCCmec – IV. Fifteen isolates were assigned to SCCmec type III, two isolates to SCCmec type II. Most isolates were resistant to at least three of the non-β-lactam antibiotics tested. None of the strains exhibited resistance to new generation antibiotics, such as daptomycin and linezolid. Also, none of these strains showed resistance to tigecycline and only four strains were resistant to rifampin i.e. antibiotics which are very efficient in treating biofilm-associated infections.
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