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Novel Characteristics of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strains Belonging to Multilocus Sequence Type 59 in Taiwan
ABSTRACT Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains, which often produce Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL), are increasingly noted worldwide. In this study, weExpand
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Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: community transmission, pathogenesis, and drug resistance
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is able to persist not only in hospitals (with a high level of antimicrobial agent use) but also in the community (with a low level of antimicrobialExpand
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Radiographic evaluation of periapical status and prevalence of endodontic treatment in an adult Japanese population.
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of periapical radiolucencies and endodontic treatment in an adult Japanese population. STUDY DESIGN Periapical status and length of root fillings of 672 adultExpand
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Macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B resistance phenotypes and genotypes among Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates in Japan.
In total, 269 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and 434 methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) isolates were investigated to determine their macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin BExpand
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The sequences of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and Yersinia pestis that are homologous to the enteroaggregative E. coli heat‐stable enterotoxin gene: cross‐species transfer in evolution
The enteroaggregative Escherichia coli heat‐stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1) gene is widely distributed among diarrheagenic E. coli. In this study, we examined the sequences of enterohemorrhagic E. coliExpand
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A Panton-Valentine Leucocidin (PVL)-Positive Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Strain, Another Such Strain Carrying a Multiple-Drug Resistance Plasmid, and Other
ABSTRACT Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was collected from children with bullous impetigo in 2003 and 2004. One strain collected in 2003 was Panton-ValentineExpand
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Gene sequences and specific detection for Panton-Valentine leukocidin.
A new category of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), called community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), has emerged worldwide. In contrast to previous MRSA, most CA-MRSA carries theExpand
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The emerging ST8 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone in the community in Japan: associated infections, genetic diversity, and comparative genomics.
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has become a major concern worldwide. In the United States, ST8 CA-MRSA with SCCmecIVa (USA300) has been predominant,Expand
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Comparative Genomics and Drug Resistance of a Geographic Variant of ST239 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Emerged in Russia
Two distinct classes of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are spreading in hospitals (as hospital-acquired MRSA, HA-MRSA) and in the community (as community-acquired MRSA, CA-MRSA).Expand
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Extensive multidrug resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci in medical students
Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) isolated from the nasal mucosa of medical students were examined for susceptibility to 16 antimicrobial agents. NoExpand
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