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Table 1 Detection of MRSA and SCC mec type according to hospital ward and clinical specimens

From: Characterization of the clonal profile of MRSA isolated in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units of a University Hospital

  Neonatal intensive care unit Pediatric intensive care unit
  N % MRSA SCCmectype N % MRSA SCCmectype
    Type III Type IV    Type III Type IV
Blood culture (N = 80) 39 17.5 2 5 41 14.6 1 5
Secretion (N = 22) 22 18.2 3 1 0 0 0 0
Fluida (N = 2) 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1
Foreign bodyb (N = 15) 15 20.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
  1. N: number of strains.
  2. aPeritoneal and pleural fluid.
  3. bcatheter and cannula.