Table 1.

Evolution of the clonal types found in three different Portuguese hospitals between 1990 to 1992 and 1995 to 1997

Clonal typeGenotypic characteristics (mecA::Tn554::PFGE/RAPD)Phenotypic characteristics (SXT/SPC)cHospital% of isolates belonging to clone in yr:
199019911992199519961997
PortugueseIII::α::C/A′DS/RFFP7889360
IPO0
HSJ000
Iberian and relatedaI::E::A/AAS/RFFP2205755
IPO70
HSJ536547
Brazilian and relatedbXI::B::B/A′DR/SFFP00043
IPO30
HSJ473653
  • a Related clones for the Iberian clone: FFP (I::J::A and I::NH::A), IPO (I::J::A), and HSJ (I::J::A, I::NH::A, I::DD::A, II::DD::AA, I::νν::A, and I::μμ::A).

  • b Related clones for the Brazilian clone: FFP (XI::B′::B) and HSJ (XI::κ::B).

  • c SPC, spectinomycin; R, resistant; S, susceptible.