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Table 2 Clonal and toxin distribution of the molecularly analyzed strains in relation to patients’ age and clinical entities

From: Emergence of a mupirocin-resistant, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus clone associated with skin and soft tissue infections in Greece

  Clinical entities Clones PVL eta etb fnbA
Children (181) Nonbullous impetigo (55) ST121 (55) - 54 53 55
Bullous impetigo (35) ST121 (35) - 34 35 33
Nasal (28) ST121 (28) - 26 28 27
SSSS (13) ST121 (13) - 13 13 12
Paronychia (11) ST121 (11) - 9 11 9
Furunculosis (8) ST121 (8) - 6 8 8
Abscess (8) ST121 (8) 7 7 8 6
Infected dermatitis (7) ST121 (7) - 6 7 6
Otorrhea (5) ST121 (5) - 5 5 4
Ophthalmia (4) ST121 (4) - 4 4 3
Vaginitis (3) ST121 (3) - - 2 2
Omphalitis (3) ST121 (3) - 3 3 2
Cellulitis (1) ST121 (1) - 1 1 1
Adults (79) Infected dermatitis (27) ST121 (26) - 26 26 23
ST21 (1) - - - -
Paronychia (27) ST121 (27) - 26 27 20
Furunculosis (20) ST121 (20) 1 20 20 17
Abscess (2) ST121 (1) 1 1 1 -
ST1 (1) 1 - - 1
Nasal (2) ST121 (2) - 2 2 2
Mastitis (1) ST121 (1) - 1 1 -
Total (260)    10 244 255 231