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Staphylococcus Aureus

Edited by Hassan Hemeg

Taibah University, Saudi Arabia


Farhat Afrin

Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Staphylococcus aureus strains are an important medical infectious agent that causes a wide range of pathogeneses starting from colonization of the skin and mucosal surface to severe pathogenic effects such as septicemia. The mortality and morbidity from this pathogen are challenging issues for the healthcare premises. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains (MRSA) are causing severe infections due to the genes that are resistant to several antibiotics including methicillin, aminoglycosides, and others. Recently, there have been several reports related to failure of treatment plans caused by MRSA that led to Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains (VISA) or, in sporadic cases, resistance to the drug of choice. This book highlights the new areas for the treatment of MRSA using natural products. The implementation of specific products produced by this organism can help the scientist to obtain a new window for treatments such as anticancer chemotherapy, antioxidants, etc.

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Staphylococcus AureusEdited by Hassan Hemeg

Published: March 20th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71376

ISBN: 978-1-78984-593-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-592-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-092-8

Copyright year: 2019

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2 Crossref Citations

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1. Non-microbial Natural Products That Inhibit Drug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

By Jactty Chew, Suat-Cheng Peh and Teow Sin Yeang


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2. Typification Methods and Molecular Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus with Methicillin Resistance

By Monica Chavez Vivas and Alfonsina del Cristo Martinez Gutierrez


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3. Dairy Staphylococcus aureus: Epidemiology, Drug Susceptibilities, Drug Modulation, and Preventive Measures

By Amjad Islam Aqib, Muhammad Ijaz, Shahid Hussain Farooqi and Ali Raza


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4. Prevalence, Diagnosis and Local Susceptibility of Staphylococci Infections

By Funmilola Abidemi Ayeni


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5. Molecular Features of Virulence and Resistance Mechanisms in Nosocomial and Community-Acquired Staphylococcus aureus

By Irina Gheorghe, Marcela Popa and Luminiţa Gabriela Măruţescu


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6. Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Staphylococcus aureus

By Tebelay Dilnessa


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7. Resistance of Staphylococci to Macrolides-Lincosamides- Streptogramins B (MLSB): Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Resistance

By Efthymia Petinaki and Constantinos Papagiannitsis


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