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Table 1 Distribution of the sites of infection among the different sequence types (STs) of the MRSA isolates under study

From: Polyclonal non multiresistant methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from clinical cases of infection occurring in Palermo, Italy, during a one-year surveillance period

Site of infection No. of isolates
ST1 ST8a ST22 ST50 ST398
Respiratory tract 5 8 13 1 1
Skin and soft tissues 2 3 16 - 2
Bloodstream - 3 6 2 -
Eye - - 3 - -
Surgical site 1 - 2 - -
Urinary tract - 1 1 - -
Unknown - - 5 - -
  1. a including ST1517.