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Table 1 Correlation between S. aureus genotypes and mupirocin resistance

From: The prevalence and molecular mechanisms of mupirocin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

Spa typeHigh-level
N (%)
Low-level
N (%)
Susceptible
N (%)
Molecular mechanismMethicillin resistanceP-value
t0370 (0)11 (55)5 (3)V588FMRSA<  0.0001
t0120 (0)5 (25)1 (0.5)V588FMRSA<  0.0001
t0323 (60)0 (0)5 (3)mupAMRSA<  0.0001
t1271 (20)0 (0)0 (0)mupAMSSA
t14671 (20)0 (0)0 (0)mupAMRSA
t8910 (0)1 (5)5 (3)V588FMSSA
t15170 (0)1 (5)1 (0.5)V588FMSSA
t23600 (0)1 (5)1 (0.5)V588FMSSA
t0730 (0)1 (5)2 (1)S570AMSSA & MRSA
Mupirocin susceptiblespatypes0 (0)0 (0)167 (88.5)MSSA & MRSA
Total5 (100)20 (100)187 (100)
  1. Only significant p-values (Chi-square test) are shown in the table.