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Biofilm Formation by and Accessory Gene Regulator Typing of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains Recovered From Patients With Nosocomial Infections

  • Kunihiro Manago (a1), Junichiro Nishi (a1), Naoko Wakimoto (a1), Hiroaki Miyanohara (a2), Jav Sarantuya (a1), Koichi Tokuda (a1), Mayumi Iwashita (a1), Kimie Yamamoto (a1), Masao Yoshinaga (a1), Ikuro Maruyama (a3) and Yoshifumi Kawano (a1)...

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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.

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Dept. of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1 Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan (nishil@m2.kufm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp)

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Biofilm Formation by and Accessory Gene Regulator Typing of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains Recovered From Patients With Nosocomial Infections

  • Kunihiro Manago (a1), Junichiro Nishi (a1), Naoko Wakimoto (a1), Hiroaki Miyanohara (a2), Jav Sarantuya (a1), Koichi Tokuda (a1), Mayumi Iwashita (a1), Kimie Yamamoto (a1), Masao Yoshinaga (a1), Ikuro Maruyama (a3) and Yoshifumi Kawano (a1)...

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