Carriage of the toxic shock syndrome toxin gene by contemporary community-associated staphylococcus aureus isolates

Katelyn L. Parrish, Kristine M. Wylie, Patrick J. Reich, Patrick G. Hogan, Todd N. Wylie, Colleen R. Kennedy, William Lainhart, David A. Hunstad, Carey Ann D. Burnham, Stephanie A. Fritz

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Abstract

We report here the prevalence of the tst-1 gene among 252 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isolates and 458 methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) isolates collected from 531 subjects between 2008 and 2017, one of which was recovered from a child with MRSA toxic shock syndrome. tst-1 was encoded by 43 (6%) S aureus isolates overall: 42 (16.7%) MSSA isolates and 1 (0.2%) MRSA isolate (P <. 001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-473
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 2019

Keywords

  • methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
  • staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec
  • toxic shock syndrome
  • tst-1

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