Open Access Research article

Higher incidence of perineal community acquired MRSA infections among toddlers

Alexis C McCullough1, Melissa Seifried1, Xiaochen Zhao2, Jeffrey Haase3, William J Kabat4, Ram Yogev4, Robert M Blumenthal56 and Deepa Mukundan25*

Author Affiliations

1 The University of Toledo College of Medicine, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo-OH, 43614, USA

2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Mercy Children's Hospital, 2222 Cherry Street, Toledo-OH, 43608, USA

3 Mercy Integrated Laboratories, 2222 Cherry Street, Toledo-OH, 43608, USA

4 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Plaza, Chicago-IL 60614-3363, USA

5 Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Toledo College of Medicine, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo-OH, 43614, USA

6 Program in Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics, The University of Toledo College of Medicine, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Toledo-OH, 43614, USA

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BMC Pediatrics 2011, 11:96  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-96

Published: 27 October 2011

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Primers used for the PCR reactions for mecA, SCCmec typing, arcA, ACME, lukSF-PV and cap5 genes. Details of the sequences of all the primers used in this study along with the references are in the file.

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