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Journal of Veterinary Science, 2020.21(3), 1-8, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2020.21.e40
High-level mupirocin resistance in Gram-positive bacteria isolated from diseased companion animals
Sum Samuth, Hee-Myung Park, and Jae-Young Oh*
The purpose of this study was to investigate the high-level mupirocin resistance (HLMR) in Gram-positive bacteria isolated from companion animals. A total of 931 clinical specimens were collected from diseased pets. The detection of mupirocin-resistant bacteria and plasmid-mediated mupirocin resistance genes were evaluated by antimicrobial susceptibility tests, polymerase chain reactions, and sequencing analysis. Four-hundred and six (43.6%) bacteria were isolated and 17 (4.2%), including 14 staphylococci and 3 Corynebacterium were high-level mupirocin-resistant (MICs, ≥ 1,024 ug/mL) harboring mupA. Six staphylococci of HLMR strains had plasmid-mediated mupA-IS257 flanking regions. The results show that HLMR bacteria could spread in veterinary medicine in the near future.
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2020.21.e40
- ISBN or ISSN: 1229-845X
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- This research was supported by a fund by Research of Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.