Usefulness of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in the epidemiological analysis of staphylococcus aureus isolates with decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin

R. V. Goering, P. D. Fey, F. W. Goldstein

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for analysis of comparatively mega-base sized chromosomal restriction fragments is an important molecular technique in the epidemiological study of a variety of nosocomial pathogens. The usefulness of this approach is demonstrated in the evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus isolates exhibiting decreased susceptibility to teicoplanin in two clinical settings: multiple cultures from a single patient and isolates from different patients within the same hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S5
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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