Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2014) Volume 25, Issue 4

Panton-Valentine Leukocidin and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome (SSCmec) from CA-MRSA (Community-Acquired Methicillin Resistanct Staphylococcus aureus).

Stapylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SSCmec) and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene were investigated among presumptative community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA (CA-MRSA). CA-MRSA isolates carried the SCCmec from three samples out of healthy 100 college students as well as one sample of PVL positive. The risk of CA-MRSA, PVL positive and SSCmec was studied using a multiplex PCR.

Author(s): Su Jung Kim and Cheolin Park

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