TABLE 1.

MLST sequence types and PFGE genotypes of the nasal carriage and disease isolates evaluated in the present study

Patient no.Nasal carriage isolatesDisease isolates
MLSTa ST for swab no.:PFGE genotype for swab no.:MLST STPFGE genotype
123123Retro.Prosp.Retro.Prosp.
5b1537
922222323
10454588
1320201212
1515154141
16888222
2220034
24494949101010
31303030131313
3218825
33303021113137
34393939111
364747477773013
4021344
45252594413
462223
47254
482523
50301530, 2613, 6
51202020111111
522219
53147
54147
60521
6210110155
63256
6718913
692072074343
701213
731548
74256
771824
822223
831234
85226477
8812123434
893030301313133013
902122124545
92252566
93111555
95266
973013
98210210210131313
9920547
1003013818
102303030131313
1033013
1051472223
106458
1073013
1103013
111252525666
112252525666
1143030301313132235
116252525666
12239163916
12319020
12685    221
13215414522
133303030131313
137222222151515
139222222232323
140888333
141393939161616
142303030131313
144343434131313
  • a MLST sequence types and PFGE genotypes are shown for all carriage and disease isolates, arranged by patient and time of isolation. PFGE types are from the primary analysis, in which isolates with three or fewer band differences in their PFGE banding patterns were grouped as single types. Data for patients who did not carry S. aureus at any time and for whom no isolates from episodes of bacteremia were available (either during the study year or from the previous 5 years) are not shown. Retro., retrospective; Prosp., prospective.

  • b —, a nasal swab was taken but was negative for S. aureus.