SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections I
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus aureus (SA) has been known as a major pathogen causing various infectious diseases like wound infections, pneumonia, septicemia and endocarditis with beta-lactam antibiotics being the drugs of choice for their therapy. From 2001 to 2002, community-acquired MRSA infection was reported to represent 8 to 20 percent of all MRSA isolates by a large multiple-center study. It is generally considered that CA-MRSA is always represented with various SCCmec genotype and positive PVL expression. Here, we present three cases of CA-MRSA with a SCCmec genotypes similar to HA-MRSA and negative PVL gene expression.