Molecular typing of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected in the Yogyakarta area in Indonesia, 2006.

R.H.C.A. Deurenberg, P.S. Beisser, M.J. Visschers, C. Driessen, E.E. Stobberingh

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Abstract

Clin Microbiol InfectAbstract The characterization of 62 community-associated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isolates from 440 individuals in the Yogyakarta area of Indonesia in 2006 showed that: (i) almost half of the isolates were associated with methicillin-resistant S. aureus lineages [clonal complex (CC)1, CC8 and CC45] and (ii) ten Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolates were associated with CC1 (n = 7), CC30 (n = 1) and CC51 (n = 2). The high Panton-Valentine leukocidin prevalence (16%) among S. aureus is of concern because these strains can cause severe infections and the introduction of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec into virulent and epidemic MSSA could pose a serious public health threat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • community
  • Indonesia
  • PVL
  • S
  • aureus
  • spa typing
  • PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN
  • UNUSUALLY HIGH PREVALENCE
  • UNITED-STATES
  • POPULATION
  • INFECTIONS
  • STRAINS
  • GENES

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