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Molecular Epidemiologic Study of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreak at a Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Kang HM, Park KC, Lee KY, Park J, Park SH, Lee DG, Kim JH

PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the molecular epidemiology of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak at a newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: During the outbreak, from...
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Genetic Variability of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains Isolated from Burns Patients

Goudarzi M, Kobayashi , Hashemi A, Fazeli M, Navidinia

OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus is a nosocomial pathogen that provides a major challenge in the healthcare environment, especially in burns units where patients are particularly susceptible to infections. In this study,...
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Sea Urchin Injury Accompanied by Paresthesia

Kim YH, Lee JH, Park YM, Lee JY

  • KMID: 2396214
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2017 Sep;55(8):511-513.
Sea urchins are marine invertebrates commonly found in coastal areas around the world. The potential mechanisms of injury are primary puncture wounds, envenomation, and the foreign body reaction. A 20-year-old...
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Colonization of Staphylococcus aureus and sensitivity to antibiotics in children with atopic dermatitis

Hwang Y, Kang JS, Kim BK, Kim SW

PURPOSE: Staphylococcus aureus colonization exacerbates atopic dermatitis. Local or systemic antibiotics can increase difficulty in controlling skin colonization and the possibility of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Choosing appropriate antibiotics has...
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Prescription Patterns and Appropriateness of Topical Mupirocin in Ambulatory Care using the Korean National Health Insurance Claims Database

Suh J, Jeong KH, Kim E

BACKGROUND: Mupirocin, a topical antimicrobial agent has been used for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and recently mupirocin resistance was issued in some studies. The objective of this study was...
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Decolonization of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Role in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Koh JW, Song IG, Kim SY, Jung YH, Shin SH, Kim EK, Kim HS, Choi JH, Lee JY

PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization and infection in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by using various decolonization methods and to evaluate...
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ST714-SCCmec type IV CA-MRSA isolated from a Child with Recurrent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in South Korea: A Case Report

Yoo R, Kim S, Lee J

Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) caused by community-associated (CA)-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have become a worldwide concern. An otherwise healthy 16-month-old Korean girl was admitted because of skin abscess...
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In Vitro Antimicrobial Activities of Fusidic Acid and Retapamulin against Mupirocin- and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Park SH, Kim JK, Park K

BACKGROUND: The in vitro activities of retapamulin and fusidic acid against clinical isolates of mupirocin-resistant and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Korea are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to...
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Antibiotic Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in Atopic Dermatitis: Current Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Korea and Treatment Strategies

Jung MY, Chung JY, Lee HY, Park J, Lee DY, Yang JM

BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is a well-known microbe that colonizes or infects the skin in atopic dermatitis (AD). The prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in AD has recently been increasing. OBJECTIVE:...
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Drug utilization review of mupirocin ointment in a Korean university-affiliated hospital

Youn SH, Lee SS, Kim S, Lee JA, Kim BJ, Kim J, Han HK, Kim JS

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intranasal mupirocin and chlorhexidine bathing are candidate strategies to prevent healthcare-associated infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In Korea, intranasal mupirocin is not available, and mupirocin ointment, an...
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Unexpected Multidrug Resistance of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Urine Samples: A Single-Center Study

Lunacek A, Koenig U, Mrstik C, Radmayr C, Horninger , Plas E

PURPOSE: Infections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are becoming an increasingly concerning clinical problem. The aim of this study was to assess the development of MRSA in urine cultures in...
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection in Neonates

Kim EA

  • KMID: 2312948
  • Neonatal Med.
  • 2013 Aug;20(3):354-360.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is composed of 80% of isolated Staphylococcus aureus in intensive care units and has become a threat to critically ill population including neonates not only in Korea....
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Mupirocin Ointment Prevents Early Post-Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea: A Preliminary Study

Park KH, Lee CK

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The most common complication of tympanostomy tube (T-tube) insertion is the development of postoperative otorrhea. Post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea (PTTO) is defined as active drainage through an existing...
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The Prevalence, Genotype and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of High- and Low-Level Mupirocin Resistant Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Park SY, Kim SM, Park SD

BACKGROUND: Mupirocin has been used for the treatment of skin infections and eradication of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The increased use of this antibiotic has been accompanied...
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Isolation and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Mupirocin-Resistant and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Clinical Samples

Kim SM, Park SY, Park SD

Resistance to mupirocin in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have increased with wide use of mupirocin in many countries, but the prevalence in Korea is not well-known. The aim of this...
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Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Mupirocin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Lee AJ, Suh HS, Jeon CH, Kim SG

BACKGROUND: Nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a known risk factor for nosocomialtransmission and infection. In an effort to mitigate this problem, topical mupirocin has been widely used...
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Enteropathogenic Bacteria Contamination of Unchlorinated Drinking Water in Korea, 2010

Lee SW, Lee DK, An HM, Cha MK, Kim KJ, Ha NJ

  • KMID: 2380166
  • Environ Health Toxicol.
  • 2011 ;26(1):e2011016.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the microbiological quality of unchlorinated drinking water in Korea, 2010. One hundred and eighty unchlorinated drinking water samples were collected from...
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Characteristics of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization Among Neonatal Unit Staffs and Infection Control Measures

Kim DH, Kim SM, Park JY, Cho EY, Choi CH

  • KMID: 2278917
  • Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.
  • 2009 Dec;16(2):131-141.
PURPOSE: In February 2007, an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections occurred in two newborns in the neonatal unit of Sahmyook Seoul Hospital. We performed...
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Genotype, Coagulase Type and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Dermatology Patients and Healthy Individuals in Korea

Kim SM, Lee DC, Park SD, Kim BS, Kim JK, Choi MR, Park SY, Hwang SM, Shin NY, Shim ES, Kwon PS, Kwon DY, Hur SH, Kim HJ, Lim HB, Chong Y

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most prevalent dermatology pathogens in hospitals and increasingly recognized in communities. We determined PFGE pattern of SmaI-restricted genomic DNA, coagulase type, and...
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Molecular Analysis of Isoleucyl-tRNA Synthetase Mutations in Clinical Isolates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Low-Level Mupirocin Resistance

Yang JA, Park DW, Sohn JW, Yang IS, Kim KH, Kim MJ

Emergence and spread of low-level mupirocin resistance in staphylococci have been increasingly reported in recent years. The aim of this study was to characterize missense mutations within the chromosomal isoleucyl-tRNA...
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