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Insights Into Drug Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Edited by Amjad Aqib

Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Staphylococcus aureus is a coccus, gram-positive, non-spore forming, and non-motile bacterium. Its commensal and opportunistic capabilities make it able to colonize different sites of animals and humans. Resistance to antibiotics has resulted in development of new strains and new types within strains. Types of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) include hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA), community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), and livestock-acquired MRSA (LA-MRSA). There are also new strains like vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) and vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA). Expansion in resistance is expected to give rise to newer strains resistant to antibiotics such as macrolide (erm gene), tetracycline (tet genes), mupirocin (mupR), and fusidic acid (fusD). Alternative approaches like nanoparticles, bacteriophages, phytochemicals, and more are required to tackle this pathogen. This book contains information on epidemiology, resistance mechanisms, and alternative ways to curtail S. aureus infection, as well as future research opportunities.

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Insights Into Drug Resistance in Staphylococcus aureusEdited by Amjad Aqib

Published: December 8th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87320

ISBN: 978-1-83962-743-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-742-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-744-6

Copyright year: 2021

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1930 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

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1. Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

By Arun Kumar Parthasarathy and Roma A. Chougale


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2. Genetic Diversity in Staphylococcus aureus and Its Relation to Biofilm Production

By Furqan Awan, Muhammad Muddassir Ali, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq and Muhammad Ijaz


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3. Staphylococcus aureus and Virulence-Related Small RNA

By Rudra Mishra Awdhesh Kumar Mishra, Bhama Mishra Awdhesh Kumar Mishra, Nalini Easwaran and Kodiveri Muthukaliannan Gothandam


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4. Mechanistic Insights of Drug Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus with Special Reference to Newer Antibiotics

By Atamjit Singh, Kirandeep Kaur, Pallvi Mohana, Avneet Kaur, Komalpreet Kaur, Shilpa Heer, Saroj Arora, Neena Bedi and Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi


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5. Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

By Riya Mukherjee, Anjali Priyadarshini, Ramendra Pati Pandey and Vethakkani Samuel Raj


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6. Extracellular Vesicles and Their Role in Staphylococcus aureus Resistance and Virulence

By Brenda Silva Rosa da Luz, Vasco Azevedo, Yves Le-loir and Eric Guedon


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7. Staphylococcus aureus and Dairy Udder

By Amjad Islam Aqib, Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Shoaib, Iqra Muzammil, Hafiz Iftikhar Hussain, Tean Zaheer, Rais Ahmed, Iqra Sarwar, Yasir Razzaq Khan and Muhammad Aamir Naseer


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8. Progression of β-Lactam Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

By Antresh Kumar and Manisha Kaushal


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9. Bacterial Skin Abscess

By Mohammed Malih Radhi, Fatima Malik AL-Rubea, Nada Khazal Kadhim Hindi and Rusull Hamza Kh. AL-Jubori


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10. Bacteriophages as Anti-Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Agents

By Simone Ulrich Picoli, Nicole Mariele Santos Röhnelt and Tiago Sfredo Schenkel


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11. Antimicrobial Resistance Leading to Develop Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus, and Its Impact on Human, Animal, and Environment

By Muhammad Farooq, Ifra Siddique and Zia Ullah


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12. Staphylococcus aureus and the Veterinary Medicine

By Muhammad Farhab, Muhammad Tahir Aleem, Shakseema Shaukat, Ayesha Qadry, Muhammad Zeeshan Ul Haq, Fateh Ullah, Muhammad Jawad and Amjad Islam Aqib


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