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Table 2 Distribution of antibiotic resistance genes amongst the S. epidermidis strains isolated from different types of hospital infectious samples

From: Virulence factors and antibiotic resistance properties of the Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from hospital infections in Ahvaz, Iran

Samples (no. positive samples for S. epidermidis) Antibiotic resistance genes (%)
mecA msrA msrB AacA-D tetK tetM vatA vatB vatC ermA ermC linA
UTIs (10) 2 (20) 2 (20) 1 (10) 5 (50) 4 (40) 2 (20) 1 (10) 1 (10) 1 (10) 1 (10) 1 (10)
WIs (20) 10 (50) 9 (45) 7 (35) 16 (80) 12 (60) 8 (40) 2 (10) 3 (15) 1 (5) 2 (10) 3 (15) 3 (15)
RTIs (16) 9 (56.25) 7 (43.75) 4 (25) 11 (68.75) 10 (62.50) 8 (50) 1 (6.25) 2 (12.50) 1 (6.25) 1 (6.25) 2 (12.50) 1 (6.25)
Total (46) 21 (45.65) 18 (39.13) 12 (26.08) 32 (69.56) 26 (56.52) 18 (39.13) 4 (8.69) 6 (13.04) 2 (4.34) 4 (8.69) 6 (13.04) 5 (10.86)