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Table 2 Number of MRSA strains with glycopeptide MICs of ≤ 0.5, 1, and ≥ 2 mg/L in ST247-MRSA-IA, ST239-MRSA-IIIA and ST228-MRSA-I isolated in periods A and B

From: Hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) in Italy

  ST247-MRSA-IA, ST239-MRSA-IIIA and ST228-MRSA-I clones° 1990–1999 – period A (98) ST247-MRSA-IA, ST239-MRSA-IIIA and ST228-MRSA-I clones° 2000–2007 – period B (93)
MIC mg/L ≤ 0.5 1 ≥ 2 ≤ 0.5 1 ≥ 2
Vancomycin (%) 51 (52) 28 (28.5) 19 (19.4) 19 (20.4) 41 (44.1) 33 (35.5)
Teicoplanin (%) 49 (50) 25 (25.5) 22 (22.4) 20 (21.5) 30 (32.2) 43 (46.2)
  1. ° P < 0.001