Is MRSA more virulent than MSSA?

F. Rozgonyi, E. Kocsis, K. Kristóf, K. Nagy

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Abstract

Numerous clinical studies have indicated, based on mortality rates, that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are more virulent than methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) strains. In contrast, quantitative laboratory examinations of the presence and magnitude of pathogenic mechanisms and virulence factors in strains of MRSA and MSSA have generated conflicting data. The most important reason for these conflicting results is probably the heterogeneic nature of the resistant population. A comparison of selected and congenic MRSA and MSSA sub-populations of the same strain is required to resolve this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-845
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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Keywords

  • Heteroresistant populations
  • Methicillin resistance
  • MRSA
  • Pathogenicity
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Virulence

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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Is MRSA more virulent than MSSA? / Rozgonyi, F.; Kocsis, E.; Kristóf, K.; Nagy, K.

In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Vol. 13, No. 9, 09.2007, p. 843-845.

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Rozgonyi, F. ; Kocsis, E. ; Kristóf, K. ; Nagy, K. / Is MRSA more virulent than MSSA?. In: Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 9. pp. 843-845.
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