We studied 12 Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing tropical pyomyositis in the Amazon Basin of Peru. All isolates were methicillin-susceptible; 11 carried Panton-Valentine leukocidin-encoding genes, and 5 belonged to multilocus sequence type 25 and possessed an extensive set of enterotoxins. Our findings suggest sequence type 25 is circulating in tropical areas of South America.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases