Genetic characterization of erythromycin- and methicillin-resistant community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus isolated from children in Texas

Tatiana Bogdanovich, Neriman Aydin, Susana Chavez-Bueno, George McCracken, Bülent Bozdogan, Peter C. Appelbaum

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Abstract

Prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) toxin, SCCmec, and accessory gene regulator (agr) types were studied in 197 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from children in Texas. The majority of pediatric macrolide-resistant clindamycin-susceptible community-associated MRSA belonged to PVL(+)/SCC type IV/agr type I group with msrA gene encoding for macrolide resistance. PVL(-)/SCC type II/agr type II strains, although rare, were consistently present in the community throughout the study period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Community acquired
  • PVL
  • S. aureus
  • SCC type IV
  • agr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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