mecC-Harboring Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Hiding in Plain Sight

January 5, 2018 at 8:18 am

Journal of Clinical Microbiology January 2018 V.56 N.1

Commentaries

Bradley A. Ford

aDepartment of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Previously there was scant data on the performance of laboratory testing to detect mecC-mediated beta-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Kriegeskorte and colleagues (J Clin Microbiol 56:e00826-17, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00826-17) report the performance of various clinical tests for the detection of mecC-harboring methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), which failed to identify from 0 to 41% of tested mecC-harboring MRSA isolates. Changes in practice and new test development are necessary to address the challenge of mecC-harboring MRSA.

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Epidemiología, Metodos diagnosticos, Resistencia bacteriana, Sepsis, Update.

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