Significance of bacterial MDR efflux pumps in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

S. Rieg, A. Kaasch, M. Schuman, M. Szymaniak-Vits, S. Hofmann, V. Büsing, H. Seifert & W.V. Kern
Objectives: S. aureus possesses several multidrug resistance (MDR) efflux pumps that confer resistance to fluoroquinolones, biocides and dyes. Apart from contributing to resistance, there is increasing evidence for a role of efflux pumps in host colonisation or invasion. We compared 31 S. aureus bacteremia[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]