Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying SCCmec type IV in southern Brazil.

@article{Gelatti2013CommunityacquiredMS,
  title={Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying SCCmec type IV in southern Brazil.},
  author={Luciane Cristina Gelatti and Renan Rangel Bonamigo and Fernanda Matsiko Inoue and Mirian Silva do Carmo and Ana Paula Becker and Fernanda Marques da Silva Castrucci and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Campos Pignatari and Pedro Alves d' Azevedo},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={34-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important pathogen commonly associated with nosocomial infections. However, it has also been associated with community-acquired skin and soft tissue infections (CA-MRSA). There are few data on the identification and prevalence of CA-MRSA infections in Brazil. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study of 104 patients with community-acquired skin infections attending two health care centers in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil… CONTINUE READING