Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Med J. 2009 Dec;15 Suppl 9:9-11.

Abstract

Community-associated methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an emerging cause of skin and soft tissue infections in Hong Kong, especially among certain ethnic minorities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bacterial Toxins / genetics
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community-Acquired Infections / epidemiology*
  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Exotoxins / genetics
  • Female
  • Hong Kong / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Leukocidins / genetics
  • Male
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / genetics
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Soft Tissue Infections / epidemiology*
  • Soft Tissue Infections / microbiology
  • Staphylococcal Skin Infections / epidemiology*
  • Staphylococcal Skin Infections / microbiology
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Exotoxins
  • Leukocidins
  • Panton-Valentine leukocidin