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Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005


Recurring Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in a Football Team

Dao M. Nguyen*†Comments to Author , Laurene Mascola*, and Elizabeth Bancroft*
Author affiliations: *Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, USA; and; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Comparison of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns for Staphylococcus aureus isolates from case-players, carriers, and players X and Y*

Antimicrobial drug Case-players (2003) Nasal carriage strains (2003)
Player X
Player Y
A† B C Wound (2002) Nasal (2003) Wound (2002) Wound (2003)
Penicillin R R R R R R R R
Oxacillin R R R R R R R R
Gentamicin S S NT S S NT S S
Levofloxacin I I S R I I I I
Vancomycin S S S S S S S S
Clindamycin S S S R S S S S
Tetracycline S S S S S NT S S
Rifampin S S S S S NT S S
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole NT NT S S NT S NT NT

*R, resistant; S, susceptible; I, Intermediate; NT, susceptibility was not tested for that particular antimicrobial drug.
†Strain A is indistinguishable on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis from a community-associated MRSA strain (USA300).

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