Cluster of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in humans in a tertiary hospital.

Starlander G, Börjesson S, Grönlund-Andersson U, Tellgren-Roth C, Melhus A

J. Clin. Microbiol. 52 (8) 3118-3120 [2014-08-00; online 2014-05-30]

The dog-associated Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a rare pathogen in humans. Here we describe a cluster of infections caused by the methicillin-resistant S. pseudintermedius clone ST71-J-t02-II-III. It involved four elderly patients at a tertiary hospital. Three patients had wound infections, and the strain had a tendency to cause bullous skin lesions.

NGI Uppsala (Uppsala Genome Center)

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PubMed 24871217

DOI 10.1128/JCM.00703-14

Crossref 10.1128/JCM.00703-14

JCM.00703-14

pmc PMC4136194