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Título: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Portugal:
Outros títulos: Origin, epidemiology and virulence
Autor: Tavares, Ana Lopes
Orientador: Lencastre, Hermínia
Ryder, Maria Miragaia
Data de Defesa: Dez-2014
Resumo: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a human pathogen confined to hospitals (HAMRSA) for over 30 years have been emerging worldwide in the last two decades as a leading cause of severe infections in healthy individuals in the community (CA-MRSA). Despite its clinical significance, in the beginning of our studies no information existed on the prevalence, and population structure of CA-MRSA in Portugal. Moreover, it remained to be clarified how CA-MRSA emerged in our country. In particular, it was not known if CA-MRSA emerged locally by acquisition of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) by established methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) in the community, if they were imported from abroad or have escaped from the hospital.(...)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/14236
Designação: Dissertation presented to obtain the Ph.D degree in Biology
Aparece nas colecções:ITQB: MG - PhD Theses

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