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The Status of Methicillin Resistance Among Egyptian Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: An Overview

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 1 ]


Alaa Abouelfetouh   Pages 67 - 69 ( 3 )


Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections. The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt, such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.


Epidemiology, MLST, MRSA, SCCmec, Staphylococcus, Methicillin.


Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Microbiology and Immunology, Qesm Bab Sharqi

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