Staphylococcus aureus causing tropical pyomyositis, Amazon Basin, Peru

Coralith García, Marie Hallin, Ariane Deplano, Olivier Denis, Moises Sihuincha, Rozanne de Groot, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Jan Jacobs

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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García, C., Hallin, M., Deplano, A., Denis, O., Sihuincha, M., de Groot, R., Gotuzzo, E., & Jacobs, J. (2013). Staphylococcus aureus causing tropical pyomyositis, Amazon Basin, Peru. Emerging infectious diseases, 19(1), 123-125.