TABLE 3.

Distribution of PFGE patterns, SCCmec types, and presence of PVL genes among 212 colonizing MRSA isolates

Area of Taiwan (na)No. (%) of isolates with characteristic
PFGE patternSCCmec typebPresence of PVL genesAbsence of PVL genes
ACDOtherIIIIIIVVT
Northern (120)1 (0.8)66 (55)40 (33)13 (11)0081 (68)37 (31)40 (33)80 (67)
Central (42)2 (4.8)28 (67)10 (24)2 (4.8)02 (4.8)32 (76)8 (19)11 (26)31 (74)
Southern (50)037 (74)9 (18)4 (8)2 (4)036 (72)10 (20)9 (18)41 (82)
Total (212)3 (1.4)131 (62)59 (28)19 (9.0)2 (0.9)2 (0.9)149 (70)55 (26)60 (28)152 (72)
  • a n, no. of isolates.

  • b Four isolates were untypeable. The distributions of SCCmec types were significantly different among the three regions (P = 0.03).