Emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Panton–Valentine leukocidin genes in central Europe

@article{Witte2004EmergenceOM,
  title={Emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Panton–Valentine leukocidin genes in central Europe},
  author={Wolfgang Witte and Christine Braulke and Christa Cuny and Birgit Strommenger and Guido Werner and Dagmar Heuck and U T A Jappe and Constanze Wendt and H. J. Linde and Dag Harmsen},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-5}
}
The aim of the present study was to investigate strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for the presence of the lukS–lukF determinant of Panton–Valentine leukocidin and to further characterize strains found to contain the genes. During the past 2 years, MRSA containing the lukS–lukF genes for Panton–Valentine leukocidin, particularly those emerging outside of hospitals, have become of interest. MRSA strains sent to the national reference center in Germany were investigated… CONTINUE READING
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