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Table 1 Clinical and microbiological characteristics of MRSA/MSSA isolates from SSSS and contact screening

From: Rapid containment of nosocomial transmission of a rare community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) clone, responsible for the Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)

Code Date of isolate Case type Clinical feature Case definition Speciment PFGE type agr type ST-SCCmec-spa type Toxin genes detected
lukE lukS/F eta icaA fnbA
s1 06/12/2014 staff NC Colonized Nares C1 II 5-V-t311 + - + + +
s2 09/12/2014 staff NC Colonized Nares A II 5-IV-t1094 + + + + +
s3 10/12/2014 staff NC Colonized Nares B I 8-II-t3240 + + + + +
s4 11/12/2014 staff NC Colonized Nares D III mecA negativeb + - - + +
n 1 02/12/2014 neonate SSSS Infected Affected skin (jaw, gluteus) C1 II 5-V-t311 + - + + +
n 2 29/11/2014 neonate SSSS Infected Affected skin-groin C2 II 5-V-t311 + - + + +
n 3 04/12/2014 neonate SSSS Infected Affected skin - leg C2 II 5-V-t311 + - + + +
m 1 06/12/2014 mother aSSTI Infected ? Nares, hand lesions C2 II 5-V-t311 + - + + +
m 3 09/12/2014 mother NC Colonized Nares E I mecA negativeb - - - + +
  1. NC no clinical signs, SSSS staphylococcal scaled skin sindrome, agr accessory gene regulator locus, ST sequence type, SCCmec staphylococcal chromosomal cassette
  2. aSSTI: dermatological lesion (hand eczema); bMLST and spa-typing were restricted only to methicillin-resistant isolates