Olivier Lesens* , Rachel Haus-Cheymol†, Philippe Dubrous‡, Catherine Verret†, André Spiegel†, Richard Bonnet*, Michèle Bes§, Henri Laurichesse*, Jean Beytout*, Jerome Etienne§, René Migliani¶, Jean Louis Koeck‡, and the Working Group on Cutaneous Infections in the Army
Author affiliations: *Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Clermont-Ferrand, France; †Ecole du Val de Grâce, Paris, France; ‡Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Robert-Picque, Bordeaux, France; §Université Lyon 1, Lyon, France; ¶Institut de Médecine Tropicale du Service de Santé des Armées, Le Pharo, Marseille-Armées, France;
Figure. Dendogram constructed from the schematic representation of the pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types of 4 epidemic methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) isolates included in this study (patients 2A, 1B, and 2B); 1 strain subsequently isolated from an abscess in a soldier belonging to company A, who had been in Côte d’Ivoire in October 2005 (patient b); and 3 MSSA strains isolated from abscesses in soldiers belonging to a company other than A or B (patients a, c, d). Isolates from all patients had the following genetic characteristics: agr type 3, positive for Panton-Valentine leukocidin, negative for mecA gene, and toxin genes sea, seh, and sek. In addition, isolates from patients a and 1B were sequence type 1 and spa type 590.
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