Postpartum mastitis and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Pavani Reddy*, Chao Qi, Teresa R Zembower, Gary A Noskin, Maureen K Bolon

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This single-center, case-control study documents a relative increase in methicillin resistance among 48 cases of Staphylococcus aureus-associated postpartum mastitis during 1998-2005. Of 21 cases with methicillin resistance, 17 (81%) occurred in 2005. Twenty (95%) isolates contained the Staphylococcus cassette chromosome mec type IV gene; this suggests that the increase is due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant S.aureus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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