Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as the predominant cause of skin and soft-tissue infections.

@article{King2006EmergenceOC,
  title={Emergence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA 300 clone as the predominant cause of skin and soft-tissue infections.},
  author={Mark D King and Bianca J Humphrey and Yun F Wayne Wang and Ekaterina V. Kourbatova and Susan M. Ray and Henry M Blumberg},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={144 5},
  pages={309-17}
}
Context In community outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 2 clones predominate in the United States: USA 300 and USA 400. Little is known about these infections in the nonoutbreak setting. Contribution This study evaluated nonoutbreak community-acquired S. aureus skin and soft-tissue infections in patients in a large urban setting. Almost three quarters of the soft-tissue infections were caused by MRSA, and these were predominantly the USA 300 type. No MRSA USA 300… CONTINUE READING
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