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Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium for isolation of MRSA



Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium for isolation of MRSA



Kansenshogaku Zasshi. Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases 78(1): 54-58



Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for an increasing number of serious nosocomial and community-acquired infections, and accurate methods to detect such strains are needed. We tested the susceptibility of 3 kinds of MRSA isolation medium, MRSA Screen Agar, Oxacillin Resistance Screening Agar and CHROMagar MRSA. Both sensitivity and specificity of CHROMagar MRSA were 100%. The sensitivity and specificity of both MRSA Screen Agar and Oxacillin Resistance Screening Agar were 100% and 91.5%, respectively. It is suggested that CHROMagar MRSA is a useful medium to detect MRSA including mecA positive and oxacillin susceptible strains.

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PMID: 15103894

DOI: 10.11150/kansenshogakuzasshi1970.78.54


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