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Table 1 Summary of results for 100 USA100 Epidemic MRSA

From: Community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus epidemic clone USA100; more than a nosocomial pathogen

  Molecular typing Virulence factor PCR
  USA100 SCCmec II spa type1 sed psmα
Nose 47 47 2,151 45 (96%) 47 (100%)
Wound 27 27 2,586,C 26 (96%) 27 (100%)
Blood 13 13 2,A 12 (82%) 13 (100%)
Urine 4 4 2 3 (75%) 4 (100%)
Other 4 4 2,151,B 3 (75%) 4 (100%)
Lung 3 3 2 3 (100%) 3 (100%)
Unknown 2 2 2 2 (100%) 2 (100%)
Total 100 (100%) 100 (100%) NA 94 (94%) 100 (100%)
  1. 1 spa types identified for each disease etiology are listed. A-C are unknown spa types.