Dozois A, Thomsen I, Jimenez-Truque N, Soper N, Pearson A, Mohamed-Rambaran P, Dettorre KB, Creech CB, Wright SW. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among skin and soft tissue infections in an emergency department in Guyana. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 2015 Oct;32(32). 800-3. PMID: 25552545 [PubMed]
The characteristics of staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are poorly understood in northern South America and the Caribbean. The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency of methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus isolates in an emergency department (ED) in Guyana and to identify specific molecular characteristics of these methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains.