Biofilm formation by and accessory gene regulator typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains recovered from patients with nosocomial infections

Kunihiro Manago, Junichiro Nishi, Naoko Wakimoto, Hiroaki Miyanohara, Jav Sarantuya, Koichi Tokuda, Mayumi Iwashita, Kimie Yamamoto, Masao Yoshinaga, Ikuro Maruyama, Yoshifumi Kawano

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Abstract

The association between biofilm formation and the accessory gene regulator (agr) types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains in our hospital were investigated. The biofilm index and the incidence of MRSA strains carrying agr-2 in the infection group (n = 91) were significantly higher than were those in the carrier group (n = 225), suggesting that biofilm formation and agr type are associated with nosocomial MRSA infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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