Multisensitive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in Malaysia.

@article{Sam2008MultisensitiveCM,
  title={Multisensitive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in Malaysia.},
  author={I-Ching Sam and Maria Kahar-Bador and Yoke-Fun Chan and S. Loong and Fadzilah Mohd Nor Ghazali},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={
          437-9
        }
}
The 1st 9 clinical isolates of multisensitive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) from Malaysia carry SCCmec type IV and predominantly cause skin and soft-tissue infections. Seven were classified as nosocomially acquired. There was considerable clonal diversity, with both pandemic and novel multilocus sequence types detected. CA-MRSA rates appear to be increasing in our hospital, warranting close surveillance. 
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