Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from schoolchildren skin lesions in Bouaké, Centre Côte d’Ivoire

Oby Zéphirin Wayoro, Etilé Augustin Anoh, Just Olivier2 Tadet, Irié Sara Ester Boka, Marie Nonfra Tuo, Safiatou KARIDIOULA, Baba COULIBALY, Abdoulaye Dirrassouba, Sounan Fidèle Touré, Kokora Junior2 Gawa, Amadou Cissé, Pacôme Monemo, Aya Nicaise Okoubo-N'guessan & Chantal Akoua-Koffi
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections represent a real problem in the therapeutic management of schoolchildren. In this study, we investigated the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in schoolchildren skin lesions in Bouaké, Centre Côte d’Ivoire. S. aureus isolates were examined for drugs susceptibility and mecA, tetK and tetM genes presence. An analytical cross-sectional study of skin lesions in schoolchildren was conducted from November 2018 to May 2019. Skin lesion swabs were analyzed...
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