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Table 4 Molecular characteristics of 181 community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates stratified by the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns

From: Clinical features and molecular characteristics of childhood community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a medical center in northern Taiwan, 2012

Characteristics Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns
C D U AK AG AI AF AQ BM
No. isolates 27 (14.9) 119 (65.7) 3 (1.7) 17 (9.4) 6 (3.3) 4 (2.2) 2 (1.1) 1 (0.6) 2 (1.1)
SCCmec type IV VT (112), IV (6), V (1) IV IV IV IV II, IV IV IV, V
PVL-positive 0 118 0 0 6 4 0 0 0
Sequence type 59 (4/5), 2844a (1/5) 59 (4/5), 2842a (1/5) 573 (1/1) 45 (1/3), 508b (2/3) 30 (2/2) 8 (1/1) 89 (1/1) 2843c 45 (1/1)
Spa type t437 (5/6), t441d (1/6) t437 (7/9), t441 (1/9), t4145d (1/9) t3525 (1/1) t026 (1/4), t015 (2/4), t550 (1/4) t019 (2/3), t1752e (1/3) t008 (2/2) t375 (1/1) t015 (1/1) t1081 (2/2)
  1. SCCmec, staphylococcal chromosomal cassette; PVL, Panton-Valentine leukocidin; UT, untypeable
  2. aSingle locus variant of ST59; bsingle locus variant of 45; csingle locus variant of 508; dclonal complex of t437; eclonal complex of t019