[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We performed a longitudinal analysis of 661 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates obtained from patients in a long-term care facility. USA300 clone increased from 11.3% of all MRSA isolates in 2002 to 64.0% in 2006 (p<0.0001) and was mostly recovered from skin or skin structures (64.3% vs. 27.0% for non-USA300 MRSA; p<0.0001).
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We performed a longitudinal analysis of 502 unique methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clinical isolates originating from San Francisco jail inmates between 2000 and 2007. Strain USA300, first encountered in 2001, accounted for 82.1% (412/502) of MRSA infections. Non-USA300 MRSA strains were rarely found after 2005 (one isolate in 2006, three in 2007).
Journal of clinical microbiology 11/2008; 46(12):4056-7. · 4.16 Impact Factor