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Table 6 Differences in virulence factors between MRSA and MSSA among disease groups

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

Virulence factor Deep-seated infection Cutaneous infection Abscess Mastitis SSTI-related bacteremia Catheter-related exit-site infection
MRSA (n = 34) MSSA (n = 18) MRSA (n = 54) MSSA (n = 51) MRSA (n = 62) MSSA (n = 49) MRSA (n = 11) MSSA (n = 5) MRSA (n = 23) MSSA (n = 12) MRSA (n = 17) MSSA (n = 8)
PVL 7 (20.6 %) 1 (5.6 %) 27 (50.0 %)* 4 (7.8 %) 49 (79.0 %) 25 (51.0 %) 5 (45.5 %) 2 (40.0 %) 3 (13.0 %) 0 (0) 1 (5.9 %) 0 (0)
Hlg 34 (100 %) 17 (94.4 %) 54 (100 %) 47 (92.2 %) 62 (100 %) 46 (93.9 %) 11 (100 %) 4 (80.0 %) 23 (100 %) 12 (100 %) 17 (100 %) 7 (87.5 %)
TSST-1 4 (11.8 %) 0 (0) 2 (3.7 %) 2 (3.9 %) 2 (3.2 %) 5 (10.2 %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4.3 %) 1 (8.3 %) 0 (0) 1 (12.5 %)
ETA 7 (20.6 %) 4 (22.2 %) 15 (27.8 %) 12 (23.5 %) 18 (29.6 %) 2 (4.1 %) 3 (27.3 %) 1 (20.0 %) 5 (21.7 %) 3 (25.0 %) 5 (29.4 %) 3 (37.5 %)
ETB 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1.9 %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. *Indicates a significant difference between MRSA and MSSA groups; P < 0.05