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Volume 24, Number 1—January 2018
Research Letter

Whole-Genome Analysis of Recurrent Staphylococcus aureus t571/ST398 Infection in Farmer, Iowa, USA

Shylo E. Wardyn, Marc Stegger, Lance B. Price, and Tara C. SmithComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA (S.E. Wardyn); Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark (M. Stegger); Translational Genomics Research Institute, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA (L.B. Price); George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA (L.B. Price); Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA (T.C. Smith)

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Details of recurrent Staphylococcus aureus t571/ST398 infection in farmer, Iowa, USA*a

Date Antimicrobial drug resistance profile Description of infection Treatment
July 2011
November 2011
Cellulitis, draining pus, headache, ill feeling
Ciprofloxacin, Neosporin, warm compress, incision, drainage
August 2012† TET, SXT, LEVO (isolate 1); OXA, TET, SXT, LVX (isolate 2) None provided Mupirocin, SXT, ciprofloxacin, 
warm compress, drainage

*All isolates were t571/ST398 and were PVL negative. Neosporin is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ, USA). LEVO, levofloxacin; LVX, levofloxacin resistance to isolate 2; OXA, oxacillin; SXT, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole; TET, tetracycline.
†Two isolates from this infection were tested and had different antimicrobial drug resistance profiles as noted.

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