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.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Pigs as an infection source for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in humans|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for læger|
|Status||Udgivet - 20. okt. 2008|