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Severe case of invasive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Norway

In Norway the rate of MRSA colonisation and infection is low, but rapidly increasing. The proportion of severe invasive MRSA infections has remained low, and up to now all infections diagnosed outside hospitals have been non-severe skin and soft tissue infections. MRSA harbouring ST80, SCCmec IV and PVL are characteristic for community-acquired strains. This report describes, for the first time, a CA-MRSA strain with such properties causing a very severe invasive thoracic wall infection in Norway. Eurosurveillance 2007; vol 12, issue 11, 8 Nov.

Author: Heggelund L, Samdal HH, Eggum R, Jacobsen T, Bruun T, Elstrøm P

Published: 08/11/2007

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Eurosurveillance