Antibiotic Resistance and Coping Strategies of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Species

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanism and Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 149

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Department of Oral Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Medical University of Gdansk, 80-204 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: Staphylococcus aureus; medical microbiology; Staphylococcus; bacterial antibiotic resistance; MRSA; bacteriology; oral microbiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is currently one of the most emerging global public health problems, leading to treatment failures in many patient groups. Staphylococcus aureus and other Staphylococcus species are significant etiological factors of infection developing multiple mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, which are transferred rapidly between the strains in both hospital and community settings. The problem is particularly evident in the case of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), which previously spread primarily in a hospital setting as hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) but is nowadays increasingly found in community settings as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), displaying high infectivity and virulence. Prevention of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus species transmitted in health care facilities is a major infection control challenge. Previous antibiotic treatments used are ineffective, so exploring alternative therapies is important.

In this Special Issue, we encourage research to clarify resistance mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus. Papers about alternative therapies to solve the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus such as phages, new antimicrobial drugs and antimicrobial combinations will be welcomed.

Dr. Katarzyna Garbacz
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin resistance
  • MRSA
  • multidrug resistance
  • MDR
  • alternative therapies

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