Antibiotic resistance profiles of 37 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates stratified by year of isolation and multilocus ST

ProfileResistance to non-β-lactam antibiotics testedaST (no. of isolates)
2004 (May-December)2005 (January-June)
I30 (13)8 (2)
571 (1)30 (13)
88 (1)
IIS, T188 (1)
IIIE, Cc7 (1)
78 (1)
IVE, T59 (1)
VCi, E, G45 (1)
VIE, Ci, T573 (2)
  • a Cc, constitutive clindamycin resistance; Ci, inducible clindamycin resistance; E, erythromycin resistance; G, gentamicin resistance; S, sulfamethoxazole resistance; T, tetracycline resistance. All isolates were susceptible to ciprofloxacin, fusidic acid, rifampin, and vancomycin upon testing.