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Table 5 Differences in the prevalence of SCCmec types and virulence factors of MRSA among disease groups

From: Antibiotic susceptibility and genomic variations in Staphylococcus aureus associated with Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (SSTI) disease groups

SCCmec type Deep-seated infection (n = 34) Cutaneous infection (n = 54) Abscess (n = 62) Mastitis (n = 11) SSTI-related bacteremia (n = 23) Catheter-related exit-site infection (n = 17) P-value
Type II 2 (5.9 %) 2 (3.7 %) 1 (1.6 %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.608
Type III 9 (26.5 %)ab 10 (18.5 %)ab 5 (8.1 %)b 1 (9.0 %)b 8 (34.8 %)a 6 (35.3 %)a <0.05
Type IV 9 (26.5 %) 14 (25.9 %) 14 (22.6 %) 4 (36.4 %) 6 (26.1 %) 4 (23.5 %) 0.936
Type V 7 (20.5 %) 17 (31.5 %) 15 (24.2 %) 5 (45.5 %) 4 (17.4 %) 6 (35.3 %) 0.294
Type VII 4 (11.8 %)ab 8 (14.8 %)ab 17 (27.4 %)a 1 (9.0 %)ab 3 (13.0 %)ab 0 (0)b <0.05
Non-typeable 3 (8.8 %) 3 (5.0 %) 10 (16.1 %) 0 (0) 2 (8.7 %) 1 (5.9 %) 0.101
  1. abValues in a row followed by different letters indicate significant differences between groups; P < 0.05