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Table 1 Antimicrobial resistance profiles and carriage of virulence genes among S. epidermidis clinical and colonized isolates

From: Antimicrobial susceptibility, virulence determinants profiles and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates in Wenzhou, eastern China

  Clinical isolates (N = 223) Colonized isolates (N = 106) P value
No. % No. %
Antimicrobials
 penicillin 213 95.52 87 82.08 0.000
 tetracycline 76 34.08 19 17.92 0.004
 ciprofloxacin 66 29.60 37 34.91 0.000
 chloramphenicol 78 34.98 10 9.43 0.000
 gentamicin 72 32.29 21 19.81 0.000
 clindamycin 110 49.33 36 33.96 0.000
 erythromycin 184 82.51 66 62.26 0.000
 Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 99 44.39 27 25.47 0.000
 linezolid 0 0.00 1 0.94 0.684
 vancomycin 0 0.00 0 0.00 NAa
Biofilm formation 21 9.42 19 17.92  
Virulence genes
icaA 46 20.63 24 22.64 0.202
aap 148 66.37 61 57.55 0.022
sesI 39 17.49 4 3.77 0.000
arcA 112 52.02 37 34.91 0.000
IS256 97 43.50 2 1.89 0.000
Bhp 102 22.32 0 0.00 0.000
Aae 443 96.94 13 12.26 0.000
GehD 168 36.76 7 6.60 0.000
Resistance genes
mupA 41 18.38 11 10.38 0.065
qacA/B 100 44.84 57 53.77 0.058
  1. a NA not analyzed