Necrotizing fasciitis caused by a variant of epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus-15

Govindan, S and Kumar, S and Bairy, Indira (2012) Necrotizing fasciitis caused by a variant of epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus-15. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 30 (4). pp. 476-479. ISSN 0255-0857

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Abstract

We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis (NF), caused by community-acquired epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA 15). The patient had a prolonged recovery period following treatment with antibiotics and surgical debridement of the infected part. Molecular characterization revealed that the isolate carried Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCC mec) type IV harboring Panton-Valentine Leucocidin (pvl) gene and having accessory gene regulator (agr) type I. The isolate was positive for enterotoxin gene cluster (egc). Pulsed field gel electrophoresis patterns revealed that the isolate belonged sequence type 22, which is an Indian variant of EMRSA 15, reported earlier.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15, necrotizing fasciitis, pulsed field gel electrophoresis
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2015 10:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79368

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