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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Sep;12(9):1444-6.

Shift in Staphylococcus aureus clone linked to an infected tattoo.

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  • 1Marshfield Laboratories, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA.

Abstract

A retrospective investigation of skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains among inmates in a Wisconsin correctional facility suggested a shift in MRSA genotype. Case timeline indicated a displacement of USA400 clone by USA300 clone. The USA300 index case was associated with an infected new tattoo.

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17073100
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PMC3294734
DOI:
10.3201/eid1209.051634
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