Characteristics associated with CA-MRSA among consecutive MRSA isolates obtained from patients at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2004 to 2005a

Strain characteristic% of strains with indicated characteristic (n = 616)
Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene carriage54.6
SCCmec type IV or V carriage62.8
MLST-8 or MLST-159.7
Clindamycin susceptibility56.3
Non-multidrug-resistant susceptibility pattern62.5
  • a Adapted from reference 216 with permission of the publisher. © 2008 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.