Community acquired MRSA infections in a paediatric population in Greece

Publié le 1 Avril 2005
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

We investigated the characteristics of 20 community acquired MRSA strains isolated in a paediatric hospital in Athens. Eighteen of these, all isolated from skin and soft tissue infections, carried the Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) determinants, were found resistant to fusidic acid, tetracycline and kanamycin, and displayed a PFGE pattern identical to that of the well-described ST80 CA-MRSA clone circulating in various European countries. (R.A.)

Auteur : Vourli S, Perimeni D, Makri A, Polemis M, Voyiatzi A, Vatopoulos A
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2005, vol. 10, n°. 4-6, p. 78-9