PantonValentine leucocidin gene carriage among Staphylococcus aureus strains recovered from skin and soft tissue infections in Turkey

Creative Commons License

Demir T., Coplu N., Bayrak H., Turan M., Buyukguclu T., Aksu N., ...More

JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.67, no.4, pp.837-840, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jac/dkr568
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.837-840
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Regardless of methicillin resistance, PantonValentine leucocidin (PVL)-positive Staphylococcus aureus isolates are associated with various types of infections and outbreaks. Limited data exist about the PVL content of S. aureus strains in Turkey. In this multicentre study, we aimed to assess the PVL positivity and antimicrobial susceptibilities of S. aureus isolates recovered from skin and soft tissue samples of both community and nosocomial origin in the study period, 200708.