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Table 5 Comparison of major clones from community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates

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

Year No. of isolates ST59/PFGE D/ SCCmec VT /PVL+ ST59/PFGE C/ SCCmec IV/ PVL- ST45/PFGE AK/ SCCmec IV/ PVL- ST30/PFGE AG/ SCCmec IV/ PVL+ ST 239/PFGE A/ SCCmec III/ PVL-
2012 181 111 (61.3) 27 (14.9) 17 (9.4) 6 (3.3) 0
2004.07–2005.06 [8] 173 70(69) 9(8.8) 0 0 4(3.9)
Spa typing   t437 (7/9), t441 (1/9), t4145d (1/9) t437 (5/6), t441d (1/6) t026 (1/4), t015 (2/4), t550 (1/4) t019 (2/3), t1752e (1/3)  
  1. Values are given as n (%)
  2. PFGE pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, SCCmec staphylococcal chromosomal cassette, PVL Panton–Valentine leukocidin, MLST multilocus sequence typing
  3. aA significant difference was found between the community-associated and healthcare-associated isolates in respect to PFGE D, PFGE A, and PFGE F clones (p < 0.001)
  4. bA significant difference was found between the community-onset and hospital-onset isolates in terms of the third clone (p = 0.022)