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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Feb 1;44(3):410-3. Epub 2007 Jan 2.

Heterosexual transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

Heterosexual transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has not been documented. As part of a survey conducted in northern Manhattan, we encountered 3 households in which heterosexual transmission was responsible for new community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus infection. The vaginal and inguinal isolates obtained from the sexual partners were USA 300. This report documents an important and previously unrecognized means of community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization and transmission for these potentially invasive strains.

PMID:
17205449
DOI:
10.1086/510681
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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