Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, eastern Argentina

Noella Gardella, Martha von Specht, Arabela Cuirolo, Adriana Rosato, Gabriel Gutkind, Marta Mollerach

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Sixty-nine community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus recovered in 6 healthcare centers from northeastern and eastern Argentina were genotyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The predominant pulsotype was widely distributed harbored SCCmec type IV and Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes. Representative isolates were characterized by multilocus sequence typing and spa typing, demonstrating that this clone belonged to ST5 and spa type 311.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2008


  • Community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA)
  • Hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • SCCmec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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