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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;77(4):367-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.08.030. Epub 2013 Oct 11.

High genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Nigeria.

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  • 1Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Nigeria; BTHDC, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Nigeria.


Phenotypic and genetic characterization of 62 Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered in Nigeria indicated a high proportion of Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolates and a high genetic diversity among the 22 methicillin-resistant S. aureus. This underlines the need for infection control in Africa to prevent further dissemination of potentially highly virulent and resistant clones.

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Lagos; MRSA; Molecular epidemiology; Nigeria; PVL; Staphylococcus aureus

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