Emergence of a new clone carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type V among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Greece

Vassiliki Chini, Efthimia Petinaki, Héléne Meugnier, Antigoni Foka, Michele Bes, Jerome Etienne, George Dimitracopoulos, Iris Spiliopoulou

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Abstract

Clonal analysis and PCR screening for the presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes was performed among 694 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases collected during a 2-y period in Greece. The detection rate of PVL-positive MRSA is high, both in the community and in hospital. Clonal analysis revealed the predominance among the PVL-positive strains of the clonal complex CC80 (ST80-IV) and the emergence of ST377 clone carrying agr1 allele and SCCmec type V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-372
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Panton-Valentine leukocidin

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Emergence of a new clone carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type V among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Greece. / Chini, Vassiliki; Petinaki, Efthimia; Meugnier, Héléne; Foka, Antigoni; Bes, Michele; Etienne, Jerome; Dimitracopoulos, George; Spiliopoulou, Iris.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 40, No. 5, 2008, p. 368-372.

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Chini, Vassiliki ; Petinaki, Efthimia ; Meugnier, Héléne ; Foka, Antigoni ; Bes, Michele ; Etienne, Jerome ; Dimitracopoulos, George ; Spiliopoulou, Iris. / Emergence of a new clone carrying Panton-Valentine leukocidin genes and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type V among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Greece. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008 ; Vol. 40, No. 5. pp. 368-372.
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