Epidemic methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus lineages are the main cause of infections at an Iranian University Hospital

Seyed Asghar Havaei, Sinisa Vidovic, Narimani Tahmineh, Kazemi Mohammad, Karbalaei Mohsen, Stefania Starnino, Jo Anne R. Dillon

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Abstract

The majority of Staphylococcus aureus infections from Isfahan, Iran, were caused by epidemic methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) lineages, sequence type 8 (ST8), ST22, ST30, and ST6. The predominant methicillin-resistant S. aureus strain was ST239. We observed a high prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive MSSA strains (19.7%), which is a matter of considerable concern, since these strains have the ability to cause severe infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3990-3993
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

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