Characterisation of virulence genes in methicillin susceptible and resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a paediatric population in a university hospital of Medellín, Colombia.

@article{Jimnez2011CharacterisationOV,
  title={Characterisation of virulence genes in methicillin susceptible and resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a paediatric population in a university hospital of Medell{\'i}n, Colombia.},
  author={Judy Natalia Jim{\'e}nez and A. C. M. A. Ocampo and Johanna Marcela Vanegas and Erika Andrea Rodr{\'i}guez and Carlos Guillermo Garc{\'e}s and Luz Adriana Pati{\~n}o and Sigifredo Ospina and Margarita M Correa},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 8},
  pages={980-5}
}
Virulence and antibiotic resistance are significant determinants of the types of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and paediatric groups remain among the most commonly affected populations. The goal of this study was to characterise virulence genes of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from a paediatric population of a Colombian University Hospital during 2009. Sixty MSSA and MRSA isolates were obtained from paediatric… CONTINUE READING