Molecular epidemiologic study of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene among family members in Japan.

@article{Uehara2015MolecularES,
  title={Molecular epidemiologic study of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene among family members in Japan.},
  author={Yuki Uehara and Teruyo Ito and Yu Ogawa and Shintaro Hirotaki and Takayo Shoji and Tomoyuki Tame and Yuho Horikoshi and Keiichi Hiramatsu},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={700-2}
}
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is one of the worldwide concerns of antimicrobial chemotherapy. An accumulation of ten patients in five families (A-E) suffering from skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI) of CA-MRSA was experienced in 2012, in Fuchu-shi, Tokyo, Japan. Molecular epidemiological investigation was performed for the 10 MRSA strains obtained from 8 children and 2 of their parents to assess endemic patterns of CA-MRSA in the community… CONTINUE READING
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