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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 1, 2013
Bioline Code: oc13012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 1, 2013

 en Time-based distribution of Staphylococcus saprophyticus check for this species in other resources pulsed field gel-electrophoresis clusters in community-acquired urinary tract infections
de Sousa, Viviane Santos; Rabello, Renata Fernandes; Dias, Rubens Clayton da Silva; Martins, Ianick Souto; dos Santos, Luisa Barbosa Gomes da Silva; Alves, Elisabeth Mendes; Riley, Lee Woodford & Moreira, Beatriz Meurer

Abstract

The epidemiology of urinary tract infections (UTI) by Staphylococcus saprophyticus check for this species in other resources has not been fully characterised and strain typing methods have not been validated for this agent. To evaluate whether epidemiological relationships exist between clusters of pulsed field gel-electrophoresis (PFGE) genotypes of S. saprophyticus from community-acquired UTI, a cross-sectional surveillance study was conducted in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In total, 32 (16%) female patients attending two walk-in clinics were culture-positive for S. saprophyticus. Five PFGE clusters were defined and evaluated against epidemiological data. The PFGE clusters were grouped in time, suggesting the existence of community point sources of S. saprophyticus. From these point sources, S. saprophyticus strains may spread among individuals.

Keywords
Staphylococcus saprophyticus - PFGE genotype - UTI epidemiology

 
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