|Title:||Wide dissemination of SCCfusC in fusidic acid-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci and implication for its spread to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in Taiwan||Authors:||JUI-CHANG TSAI
|Keywords:||CoNS; Coagulase-negative staphylococci; Fusidic acid; SCCfusC; Staphylococcus hominis subsp. hominis||Issue Date:||Jun-2018||Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV||Journal Volume:||51||Journal Issue:||6||Start page/Pages:||875-880||Source:||International journal of antimicrobial agents||Abstract:||
The fusidic acid (FUS) resistance determinants fusB, fusC, fusD and fusF in coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) clinical isolates were examined. Among 208 FUS-resistant isolates, the fusB gene was the most common resistance determinant in each species, except in Staphylococcus hominis subsp. hominis or in species carrying intrinsic fusD or fusF. In S. hominis subsp. hominis, the fusC gene was the major determinant responsible for FUS resistance. To understand the genetic context of fusC in S. hominis subsp. hominis, 31 fusC-positive S. hominis subsp. hominis isolates were examined. Among these isolates, 14 carried SCCfusC, 3 carried an SCC476-like element and 7 carried a new SCC structure (SCC3390). As shown by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) analyses, the S. hominis subsp. hominis clinical isolates showed limited clonality. Taken together, SCCfusC has been found in S. hominis subsp. hominis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus capitis subsp. ureolyticus and Staphylococcus aureus, suggesting its wide distribution and spread among different species of staphylococci.
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