Table 1.

Correlation between phenotypic groups and PCR results

SpeciesResistance phenotypeaNo. of isolatesPresence of fragment:
MethicillinMupirocinmecAileS-2femB
S. aureusSS9+
RI2++
RS23++
RR13+++
S. epidermidisSS1
RS1+
RR1++
  • a R, highly resistant; I, intermediately resistant; S, susceptible.