Cremniter J.,University of Versailles |
Sivadon-Tardy V.,University of Versailles |
Caulliez C.,University of Versailles |
Bauer T.,University of Versailles |
And 12 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Glycopeptide-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (GRSE) strains are of increasing concern in bone and joint infections (BJIs). Using multilocus sequence typing and multilocus variable-number tandem repeat analysis, we show that BJI-associated GRSE strains are genetically diverse but arise from related, multiresistant hospital sequence types (STs), mostly ST2, ST5, and ST23.© 2013, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. Source