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Cefoxitin resistance as a surrogte marker for the detection of methiciliin-resistanct staphylococcus aureus

Fernandes, Clarence J; Fernandes, Lorna A; Collignon, Peter


Objectives: To evaluate the usefulness of cefoxitin when used as a surrogate marker for the detection of methicillin resistance. Patients and methods: Eight hundred and seventy-one strains of Staphylococcus aureus, collected from eight tertiary referral centres serving diverse socio-economic populations, were included in the study using NCCLS disc diffusion and the agar dilution methods. Results: Using cefoxitin and NCCLS criteria for disc diffusion, the sensitivity and specificity for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1093/jac/dki052


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