Blinded comparison of repetitive-sequence PCR and multilocus sequence typing for genotyping methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a children's hospital in St. Louis, Missouri

Robert S. Liao, Gregory A. Storch, Richard S. Buller, Rachel C. Orscheln, Elaine R. Mardis, Jon R. Armstrong, W. Michael Dunne

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Abstract

We performed a blinded study to compare repetitive-sequence PCR and multilocus sequence typing for genotyping hospital- and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The MRSA strains that were sequence type 8 (ST8), staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type IV, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive clustered separately from those that were ST5 and SCCmec type II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2254-2257
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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