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Strain-Relatedness of Methicillin- Resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> Isolates Recovered from Patients with Repeated Infection

Susan S. Huang, Daniel J. Diekema, David K. Warren, Gianna Zuccotti, Patricia L. Winokur, Shailesh Tendolkar, Linda Boyken, Rupak Datta, Rebecca M. Jones, Melissa A. Ward, Tanya Aubrey, Andrew B. Onderdonk, Christian Garcia and Richard Platt

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 8, pages 1241-1247
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/529381
Strain-Relatedness of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Recovered from Patients with Repeated Infection

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Invasive disease following methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) detection is common, regardless of whether initial detection involves colonization or infection. We assessed the genetic relatedness of isolates obtained ⩾2 weeks apart representing either repeated infections or colonization-infection sets to determine if infections are likely to be caused by previously harbored strains. We found that MRSA infection following initial colonization or infection is caused by the same strain in most cases, suggesting that a single successful attempt at decolonization may prevent the majority of later infection.

Journal Article.  2772 words.  Illustrated.

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

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