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The discovery of a multi-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus clone in the hospital and community environment in south western Nigeria.

  Among clinically significant isolates of coagulase negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus haemolyticus is ranked second after Staphylococcus epidermidis. It has been associated with septicemia in newborns and various infections in persons with compromised host defenses and implanted foreign bodies. The existence of a multi-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus clone was discovered during a study on patients with skin and soft tissue infections at two local health clinics and in a referral hospital in South Western Nigeria. The clonal nature of these strains was determined by antibiotic susceptibility profile and pulsed field gel electrophoresis. This represents the first report of what appears to be a hospital-acquired and transmitted Staphylococcus haemolyticus clone in South Western Nigeria. Careful infection control measures and strain typing are urgently needed to understand species epidemiology and to limit the spread of multi-resistant strains within and beyond healthcare facilities.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    HMP Communications

  • ISSN:

    0889-5899

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610.73 Nursing

Citation

Shittu, A., Lin, J., Morrison, D. & Kolawole, D. (2004). The discovery of a multi-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus clone in the hospital and community environment in south western Nigeria. Ostomy/wound management. 51, 67-70. ISSN 0889-5899

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Keywords

wound infection; multi-resistant S. haemolyticus clone; hospital; community;

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