Journal Article

High Incidence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Producing <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> in a Tertiary Care Public Hospital in Singapore

Hsu Li-Yang, Koh Tse-Hsien, Kurup Asok, Low Jenny, Piotr Chlebicki Maciej and Tan Ban-Hock

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 3, pages 486-489
Published in print February 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427033
High Incidence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Producing Staphylococcus aureus in a Tertiary Care Public Hospital in Singapore

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A study of the prevalence and epidemiology of Panton-Valentine leukocidin–producing Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary public hospital was conducted. The incidence of gene carriage among S. aureus strains causing disease was 11.6%. Results were significant for the higher incidence of gene carriage, compared with those found in previous studies.

Journal Article.  1911 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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