Investigation of Panton-Valentine leukocidin expressing Staphylococcus aureus colonization among children in a child care center


Cetin E. , Us E., GÜNEŞ H., KAYA S. , Tekeli A., DEMİRCİ M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.38, ss.565-567, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.01.003
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.565-567

Özet

The presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin expressing Staphylococcus aureus colonization was investigated with a qualitative nucleic acid hybridization assay among 122 children and 19 staff in a child care center. Genotyping of 5 Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive isolates by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis revealed that one child and a teacher from the same class were colonized with the clonally related strains. This finding allowed us to suggest that close contact with colonized people is a risk factor for being colonized.