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, vol.38, no.7, pp.565-567, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.01.003
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-567

Abstract

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.