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Abstract

The isolation, molecular identification and genotyping of multiresistant and from skin and soft-tissue infections are reported. Accurate and full identification of three coagulase-negative staphylococcal isolates was achieved using PCR, while the API STAPH method failed to identify an isolate of fully. The PCR assay, which detects polymorphism in the 16S–23S rRNA spacer region, is shown to be potentially useful for rapid and accurate identification of coagulase-negative staphylococci. Identical PFGE type and antibiotic-resistance profiles of two methicillin-resistant isolates in this study suggest the existence of a multiresistant community clone.

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