Comparing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis with multilocus sequence typing, spa typing, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing, and PCR for panton-valentine leukocidin, arcA, and opp3 in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates at a U.S. Medical Center.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a common cause of skin infections and invasive infections in community dwellers in the United States since the late 1990s. Isolates characterized as USA300 by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) are the predominant strain type in these infections. USA100 and USA500 strains commonly cause… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02429-12

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@article{David2013ComparingPG, title={Comparing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis with multilocus sequence typing, spa typing, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing, and PCR for panton-valentine leukocidin, arcA, and opp3 in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates at a U.S. Medical Center.}, author={Michael Z. David and Alexis R Taylor and Ruth Lynfield and Dave J Boxrud and Ginette Short and Diana L. Zychowski and Susan Boyle-Vavra and Robert S. Daum}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2013}, volume={51 3}, pages={814-9} }