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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 476-479

Necrotizing fasciitis caused by a variant of epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus -15


1 Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
2 Society for Innovation and Development, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
S Govindan
Department of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.103778

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We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis (NF), caused by community-acquired epidemic methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus 15 (EMRSA 15). The patient had a prolonged recovery period following treatment with antibiotics and surgical debridement of the infected part. Molecular characterization revealed that the isolate carried Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCC mec) type IV harboring Panton-Valentine Leucocidin (pvl) gene and having accessory gene regulator (agr) type I. The isolate was positive for enterotoxin gene cluster (egc). Pulsed field gel electrophoresis patterns revealed that the isolate belonged sequence type 22, which is an Indian variant of EMRSA 15, reported earlier.






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