Frequency of panton-valentine leukocidin-producing methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus strains in patients with complicated skin and soft tissue infection in Bronx, New York

Anna Kaltsas, Alice Guh, José R. Mediavilla, Avanish K. Varshney, Natalie Robiou, Philip Gialanellia, Michael Henry, Michael H. Levi, Bettina C. Fries

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lukF-PV was present in 36% of skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI)-derived methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) strains and comprised six distinct clones, which contained fewer enterotoxin genes than strains without lukF-PV. Clinical presentations and outcomes of lukF-PV + methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and MSSA SSTIs were comparable. In multivariable analysis, the presence of lukF-PV remained a significant predictor for incision and drainage among MSSA strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2992-2995
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2011


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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