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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020
Research Letter

Arthritis Caused by MRSA CC398 in a Patient without Animal Contact, Japan

Hidemasa Nakaminami1Comments to Author , Yuji Hirai1, Hirosuke Nishimura, Shunsuke Takadama, and Norihisa Noguchi
Author affiliations: Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan (H. Nakaminami, S. Takadama, N. Noguchi); Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo (Y. Hirai, H. Nishimura)

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Antimicrobial drug resistance for clonal complex 398 sequence type 1232 staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type V methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain isolated from a patient in Japan*

Antimicrobial drug
MIC, μg/mL
Ampicillin 4 ND
Oxacillin 8 R
Fosfomycin 0.5 S
Gentamicin 32 R
Levofloxacin 0.25 S
Clarithromycin 64 R
Clindamycin >256 R
Tetracycline 128 R
Vancomycin 1 S
*Antimicrobial resistance genes included mecA, aacA-aphD, and tet(K). Virulence factors included lukS/F-PV, clfA, clfB, and fnbA. ND, breakpoint is not defined by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute criteria; R, resistant; S, susceptible.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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