MRSA genotypes in Turkey: Persistence over 10 years of a single clone of ST239

Alp E., Klaassen C. H. W. , DOĞANAY M., ALTOPARLAK Ü., Aydin K., ENGİN A., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION, vol.58, no.6, pp.433-438, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.04.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-438


Objectives: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of life-threatening human infections. The clinical impact of MRSA is mounting, not only due to the ever-increasing prevalence but also due to the occurrence of new, community-acquired MRSA strains. The aim of this prospective, multi-centre study was to determine the prevalence and genetic relatedness of clinically relevant MRSA isolates, in Turkey.