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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, Northern Italy

Marco Tinelli, Monica Monaco, Maurizio Vimercati, Antonio Ceraminiello, and Annalisa PantostiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hospital of Lodi, Lodi, Italy (M. Tinelli, M. Vimercati, A. Ceraminiello); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (M. Monaco, A. Pantosti)

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Table 2

Results of nasal carriage screenings and molecular typing of PVL-positive MSSA isolates, northern Italy, 2005*

Persons sampled (no.) MSSA carriers, no. (%) MSSA isolates
PVL-positive isolates
No. examined No. PVL+ PFGE type (no. isolates) spa type ST
Neonates (48) 19 (39.6) 17 17 A (16) t005 22
B (1) t021 956
Mothers (55) 16 (27.6) 10 1 A (1) t005 22
Staff (71) 19 (26.8) 17 4 A (3) t005 22

A (1)
Neonates (43) 0 0 0
Mothers (17) 5 (29.4) 3 1 A (1) t005 22
Staff (64) 3 (4.7) 3 2 D (1) t645 1210
E (1) t1445 1209

*PVL, Panton-Valentine leukocidin; MSSA, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus; PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; ST, sequence type.

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