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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

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Staphylococcus aureus Causing Tropical Pyomyositis, Amazon Basin, Peru

Coralith GarcíaComments to Author , Marie Hallin, Ariane Deplano, Olivier Denis, Moises Sihuincha, Rozanne de Groot, Eduardo Gotuzzo, and Jan Jacobs
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (C. García, E. Gotuzzo); Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium (M. Hallin, A. Deplano, O. Denis); Hospital Iquitos Cesar Garayar García, Iquitos, Peru (M. Sihuincha); Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands (R. De Groot); Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (J. Jacobs)

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Characteristics of patients with tropical pyomyositis caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, Amazon Basin, Peru*

Patient age Year patient hospitalized Body site involved S. aureus isolate
spa type Multilocus ST† Gene
Enterotoxin genes
mecA eta etb lukS-lukF tst
12 mo 2005 Lower limb t6465 ST121 + sei, seg
3 y 2005 Lower limb t6465 ST121 + sei, seg
6 mo 2009 Upper limb t701 ST6 + sea
12 y 2009 Thorax, lower limb t078 ST25 + seb, sed, sei, sej, seg, sem, sen, seo, ser
24 mo 2009 Lower limb t078 ST25 + seb, sed, sei, sej, seg, sem, sen, seo, ser
45 y 2009 Thorax t1778 ST1 + seh
3 y 2009 Abdomen, upper limb t701 ST6 + sea
28 d 2010 Lumbar t164 ST20 - seg, sei, sem, sen, seo
3 y 2010 Lower limb t078 ST25 + seb, sed, sei, sej, seg, sem, sen, seo, ser
26 y 2010 Abdomen t078 ST25 + seb, sed, sei, sej, seg, sem, sen, seo, ser
4 y 2010 ND t1778 ST1 + seh
18 mo 2010 Thorax t078 ST25 + seb, sed, sei, sej, seg, sem, sen, seo, ser

*ST, sequence type; −, negative; +, positive; ND, no data.
Boldface indicates isolates that were randomly selected by spa type for multilocus sequence typing (MLST). The other isolates were not analyzed by MLST. Results for those isolates were extrapolated from results for the analyzed isolates of the same spa type.

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