TABLE 3

Reports of S. aureus SCVs recovered from airway specimens from cystic fibrosis patients

Study authors, yrNo. of investigated patientsNo. (%) of patients with SCVsStudy period (mo)Auxotrophism (n)aReference
Sparham et al., 1978147 (50)7Thy (7) 57
Gilligan et al., 198720020 (10)12Thy (20) 58
Kahl et al., 19987826 (33)34Thy (41), Hem (10), Men (2), Thy+Hem (25) 30
Vergison et al., 200762725 (4)7ND 59
Besier et al., 200725220 (8)12Thy (15), Thy+Men (1), NI (8) 60
Schneider et al., 2008988 (8)3ND 61
Green et al., 201126017 (6)6ND 62
Yagci et al., 201324820 (8)11Thy (5), Thy+Hem (1), NI (42) 63
Wolter et al., 201310024 (24)24Thy (57), Hem (4), Men (1), CO2 (1) 31
Morelli et al., 201522228 (13)Not knownThy (27) 216
  • a Numbers of SCVs with the specified auxotrophisms. Thy, thymidine dependent; Hem, hemin dependent; Men, menadione dependent; Thy+Hem, combined auxotrophisms for thymidine and hemin; ND, not determined; NI, auxotrophisms were tested but not identified; CO2, CO2 dependent.