Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control.  2006 Dec;11(2):71-78.

Molecular Epidemiologic Methods Used in the Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant staphylococcus aureus

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jaeseok@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most prevalent nosocomial pathogens in Korea. The prevalence of MRSA is nearly 70% of clinical isolates of S. aureus, and the importance of infection control has increased. Many DNA-based molecular techniques have been introduced to type MRSA strains, but no single method of molecular techniques is universally applicable. This review summarizes the molecular techniques in epidemiological analyses of MRSA, describing some practical applicatiais of these techniques.

Keyword

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; DNA-based molecular techniques; Infection control

MeSH Terms

Epidemiologic Methods*
Infection Control
Korea
Methicillin Resistance*
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus*
Prevalence
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