Gavin K. Paterson
The emergence of mecC methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Paterson, Gavin K.; Harrison, Ewan M.; Holmes, Mark A.
Ewan M. Harrison
Mark A. Holmes
The report of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) encoding a divergent mecA gene in 2011 was highly significant. This homologue, designated mecC, poses diagnostic problems with the potential to be misdiagnosed as methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, with important potential consequences for individual patients and for the surveillance of MRSA. mecC MRSA have now been reported from 13 European countries and have been isolated from 14 different host species, with evidence of a recent increase in Denmark. The emergence of mecC MRSA is a topic of interest to human and veterinary microbiology, and we consider it timely to review here its discovery and subsequent investigation.
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2014|
|Journal||Trends in microbiology|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Institution Citation||Paterson, G. K., Harrison, E. M., & Holmes, M. A. (2014). The emergence of mecC methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Trends in microbiology, 22(1), 42-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2013.11.003|
|Keywords||Microbiology (medical); Microbiology; Virology; Infectious Diseases|
|Copyright Statement||Open access under CC BY license|
|Additional Information||Copy of article first published in: Trends in microbiology, 2014, v.22, issue 1|
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