TABLE 2

Molecular Characteristics of S aureus Strains Isolated From Children With Osteomyelitis and VT

YearPatientIsolateSCCmec typePFGEPVLcnafnbA±fnbB±clfA±agr
19991CA-MSSAN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
20012CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20023CA-MSSAN/AUniqueNegativeNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20034CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20035CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20036CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20037CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20048CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
20049CA-MRSAIVUSA300PositiveNegativePositivePositivePositiveType 1
  • SCC indicates staphylococcal chromosomal cassette; PVL, Panton-Valentine leukocidin; cna, collagen-binding protein; fnbA and fnbB, fibronectin-binding protein A and B; clfA, clumping factor A; agr, accessory gene regulator; N/A, not available.