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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 20 2019


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


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