Table 3.

Correlation between methicillin MIC and the class ofmec complex carried by C-NS clinical strains

SpeciesTotal no. of strains testedmeccomplex classaNo. of strains for which the MIC (mg/liter) is:
248163264≧128
S. epidermidis 16 A 1 4 56
5 B 1 1 3
1 C2 1
S. haemolyticus 5 A 3 2
2B 1 1
1 C1 1
30 C2 2 7 10 11 9
S. sciuri 7 A2 4 1
S. caprae 4 A 4
1 D1
S. hominis 2A 2
S. capitis 2 A 2
S. warneri 1 A 1
  • a Corresponds to the meccomplex shown in Fig. 4.