Svin som smittekilde til infektioner med methicillinresistente Staphylococcus aureus hos mennesker

Christina H Ruhlmann, Hans Jørn J Kolmos, Jette E Kristiansen, Robert Skov

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Recent Dutch studies indicate that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) sequence type 398 is widely distributed in pigs and may give rise to infection in humans. In this study we present the first two Danish cases of MRSA infection, which in all probability were acquired from occupational contact with pigs. One infection presented as a severe surgical wound infection, following knee surgery, the other as a superficial ear lobe infection. Both MRSA strains were multiresistant, sequence type 398, Spa-type t034, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin-encoding gene negative.
Udgivelsesdato: 2008-Oct-20
Bidragets oversatte titelPigs as an infection source for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in humans
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Udgave nummer43
Sider (fra-til)3436
StatusUdgivet - 20. okt. 2008