TABLE 1.

Origins and characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus strains used in this studya

StrainIsolationTypingattB PCR resultSCCmec typingSCCmec uniplex PCR result for:
HospitalYrResistance patternSequence type by MLSTspa typeSCCmec multiplex PCR resultccrAB typeSCCmec typeHVR:: IS431IS431:: pUB110pUB110 (3F02/3R01)pUB110 (3F10/3LR10)pUB110:: IS431IS431:: dcsdcs:: orfX
660804Rennes1999ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDND+No bandNANANDNDNDNDNDNDND
311563Lannion2002TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDYHGFMBQBLO dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA+ (ΔHVR)++++++
8134Cahors2000TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDND dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA++++++
1060728St Brieuc2002TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDND dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA+++++
270617St Brieuc2002TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDND dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA+++++
479968Rennes2002TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPE8YHGFMBQBLO dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA++++++
MAQVannes2002TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDND dcs, IS431::pUB110NANA++++++
761641Rennes1998OXA, TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPE8YHGFMBQBLO mecA, dcs, IS431::pUB1102IV variantNDNDNDNDNDNDND
856985Rennes2002OXA, TOB, ERY, LIN, PEF, SPENDYHGFMBQBLO mecA, dcs, IS431::pUB1102IV variantNDNDNDNDNDNDND
  • a OXA, oxacillin; TOB, tobramycin; ERY, erythromycin; LIN, lincomycin; PEF, pefloxacin; SPE, spectinomycin; ND, not determined; NA, not applicable.