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Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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Relating to or caused by any organism of the genus Staphylococcus.
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(staf?i-lo-kok'us) (-kok'si?) plural.staphylococci [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes + coccus]
Any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus. staphylococcalstaphylococcic (-kok'al) (-kok'sik), adjective
See: Staphylococcus; illustration
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Q. What is MRSA? I’ve heard on the news that some hospitals have a higher rate of MRSA infection. What is MRSA?

MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a nick name for a specific subtype of bacteria from the Staph bacteria family, which is found resistant to many of the common antibiotics that are in use today. This is due to a mutation development in the Staph bacteria, which allowed it to grow resistance against the killing ingredient in common antibiotics, therefore making it a harder infection to treat and cure. Hospitals keep track of their MRSA infections for epidemiological reasons, in order to get a perspective on bacterial resistance to antibiotics, hoping new and more effective antibiotic medication will be researched.

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Clinical, microbial, and biochemical aspects ofthe exfoliative toxins causing staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome.
The methicillin resistant staphylococcal strains were tested for vancomycin susceptibility by "Macrodilution broth susceptibility method".
Moxifloxacin is a third generation fluroquinolones with broad spectrum activity against gram positive and gram negative organisms and was found to be most effective in treatment of Staphylococcal keratoconjuctivitis.
MS Phenotype- Staphylococcal isolates exhibiting resistance to erythromycin (Zone size [less than or equal to] 13 mm), while sensitive to clindamycin (Zone size [greater than or equal to] 21 mm) and giving a circular zone of inhibition around clindamycin was labelled as having this phenotype.
TSST-1 is encoded by the gene tst, which is carried on mobile genetic elements (MGE) named staphylococcal pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) that lie within the S.
One of the most commonly observed stress responses in staphylococcal adaptation is CW thickening.
Notably, the staphylococcal enterotoxin B (seb) gene and precursor gene for staphylococcal enterotoxin D (entD) were present.
(9) According to data from International Working Group on the Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome elements (10,11) types of SCCmec have already been described presenting different combinations of six classes of the mec gene complex (A, B, C1, C2, D, E) and eight types of ccr (9) complex.
About 240,000 illnesses, 1,000 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths are caused by staphylococcal food poisoning.
These elements can be transferred between different staphylococcal species (Wielders et al., 2002).
To date, more than twenty-four SEs and staphylococcal enterotoxin-like proteins (SEls) have been identified and designated SEA to SElY [4-6].
coli T4 phage as well as our four therapeutic phages (staphylococcal, enterococcal, and Pseudomonas) and staphylococcal phage cocktail, which were among the most frequently used phages for experimental phage therapy conducted in the Phage Therapy Unit of the Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences (HIIET PAS) in Wroclaw, Poland.