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Characterization of Community Acquired Staphylococcus aureus Associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infection in Beijing: High Prevalence of PVL+ ST398

  • Chunjiang Zhao equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chunjiang Zhao, Yingmei Liu

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yingmei Liu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chunjiang Zhao, Yingmei Liu

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

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  • Mingze Zhao,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Beijing Pinggu Hospital, Beijing, China

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  • Yali Liu,

    Affiliation: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Yong Yu,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Hospital Affiliated to the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China

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  • Hongbin Chen,

    Affiliation: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Qiuning Sun,

    Affiliation: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Huawei Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Beijing Pinggu Hospital, Beijing, China

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  • Wei Jiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Hospital Affiliated to the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China

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  • Yudong Liu,

    Affiliation: Graduate Biomedical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Shaomei Han,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China

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  • Yingchun Xu,

    Affiliation: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Minjun Chen,

    Affiliation: Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Bin Cao mail,

    whuibj@gmail.com (HW); caobin1999@gmail.com (BC)

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

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  • Hui Wang mail

    whuibj@gmail.com (HW); caobin1999@gmail.com (BC)

    Affiliations: Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

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  • Published: June 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038577

About the Authors

Chunjiang Zhao, Shaomei Han, Hui Wang
Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China
Chunjiang Zhao, Yali Liu, Hongbin Chen, Qiuning Sun, Yingchun Xu, Minjun Chen, Hui Wang
Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
Yingmei Liu, Bin Cao
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
Mingze Zhao, Huawei Chen
Department of Clinical Laboratory, Beijing Pinggu Hospital, Beijing, China
Yong Yu, Wei Jiang
Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Hospital Affiliated to the People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China
Yudong Liu
Graduate Biomedical Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HW BC MC. Performed the experiments: CZ Yali Liu Hongbin Chen. Analyzed the data: CZ HW BC Yali Liu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Yingmei Liu BC MZ YY QS Huawei Chen WJ YX SH. Wrote the paper: CZ HW BC Yudong Liu.