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Table 2 Detection of the 20 virulence genes of 62 MRSA isolates in this study

From: Molecular epidemiology and characteristic of virulence gene of community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Sun Yat-sen Memorial hospital, Guangzhou, Southern China

Virulence genes No. Of positive isolates Virulence genes carriage of S. aureus, n (%) P-value
CA-MRSA HA-MRSA
(n = 62) (n = 23) (n = 39)
sea 37(59.7) 13(56.5) 24(61.5) 0.284
seb 12(19.4) 12(52.2) -  
sec 12(19.4) 7(30.4) 5(12.8) 0.039
seg 12(19.4) 3(13.0) 9(23.1) 0.097
seh 2(3.2) - 2(5.1)  
sei 13(21.0) 4(17.4) 9(23.1) 0.377
sem 7(11.3) 4(17.4) 3(7.7) 0.086
sen 5(8.1) 3(13.0) 2(5.2) 0.081
seo 6(9.7) 4(17.4) 2(5.1) 0.011
hla 62(100.0) 23(100.0) 39(100.0)  
hlb 56(90.3) 20(87.0) 36(92.3) 0.357
hlg 61(98.4) 23(100.0) 38(97.4) 0.545
tsst-1 3(4.8) 2(8.7) 1(2.6) 0.134
PVL 28(45.2) 11(47.8) 17(43.6) 0.670
  1. Sea ~ seo, gene encoding staphylococcal enterotoxins; hla ~ hlg, gene encodingα-hemolysin ~ γ-hemolysin; tsst-1, gene encoding toxic shock syndrome toxin 1; PVL, gene encoding Panton-Valentine leukocidin