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Molecular typing of 246Staphylococcus aureusisolates from unselected patients in Thailand showed that 10 (4.1%) were actuallyStaphylococcus argenteus. Contrary to the suggestion thatS. argenteusis less virulent thanS. aureus, we demonstrated comparable rates of morbidity, death, and health care-associated infection in patients infected with either of these two species.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/jcm.03049-14

Type

Journal

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

03/2015

Volume

53

Pages

1005 - 1008