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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

Letter

Intrafamilial Transmission of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus1

Sabrina A. Pozzi Langhi, James O. RobinsonComments to Author , Julie C. Pearson, Keryn J. Christiansen, Geoffrey W. Coombs, and Ronan J. Murray
Author affiliations: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia (S.A. Pozzi Langhi, J.O. Robinson, J.C. Pearson, K.J. Christiansen, G.W. Coombs, R.J. Murray; Curtin University of Technology, Perth (K.J. Christiansen, G.W. Coombs).

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Contour-clamped homogenous electric field electrophoresis of Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Lanes 2, 3, and 4 (Sma1 restriction): methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolated from Mrs A’s first infection, Mr A’s blood culture, and Mrs A’s second infection, respectively. Lanes 6, 7, and 8 (Apa1 restriction): MRSA isolated from Mrs A’s first infection, Mr A’s blood culture, and Mrs A’s second infection, respectively. Lanes 1, 5, and 9: S. aureus NCTC8325.

Figure. Contour-clamped homogenous electric field electrophoresis of Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Lanes 2, 3, and 4 (Sma1 restriction): methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolated from Mrs A’s first infection, Mr A’s blood culture, and Mrs A’s second infection, respectively. Lanes 6, 7, and 8 (Apa1 restriction): MRSA isolated from Mrs A’s first infection, Mr A’s blood culture, and Mrs A’s second infection, respectively. Lanes 1, 5, and 9: S. aureus NCTC8325.

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1Results presented in part at the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2008 April 2–5.

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