publication . Article . 2015

Molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus colonizing the anterior Nares of school children of Udupi Taluk

S Govindan; A S Maroli; A M Ciraj; I Bairy;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, volume 33, page 129 (issn: 0255-0857, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Context: Community associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) cause serious skin and soft tissue infections including necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing pneumonia. Production of Panton Valentine Leucocidine (PVL) toxin is implicated in its enhanced virulence. A variant of epidemic MRSA-15 (EMRSA-15) which produces PVL toxin has been isolated and characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) method from the Indian population both in hospital and community settings. Aims: Identify the epidemiological type of MRSA colonizing the anterior nares of school children in Udupi taluk. Settings and Design: The study population included c...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutritionbacterial infections and mycoses
free text keywords: Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, Microbiology, Typing, Epidemiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Virology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Anterior nares, medicine.anatomical_structure, Population study, business.industry, business, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, medicine.disease_cause, Molecular epidemiology, Community associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Epidemic methicillin resistant SA-15, Panton valentine leucocidine, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, QR1-502
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publication . Article . 2015

Molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus colonizing the anterior Nares of school children of Udupi Taluk

S Govindan; A S Maroli; A M Ciraj; I Bairy;