Urška Dermota, Tomaž Jurca, Tatjana Harlander, Marta Košir, Urška Zajc, Majda Golob, Irena Zdovc and Irena Grmek Košnik
tetracycline ( 1 ). In Kuwait, a high-level mupirocin resistant CA-MRSA strain ST80 was found ( 1 , 3 , 5 ). The majority of CA-MRSA ST80 isolates carry Pantone-Valentine leukocidine (PVL) genes, staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC mec ) IV and exfoliative toxin type D gene ( etd ) ( 3 , 5 - 8 ). In France and in Croatia, a PVL-negative variant of CA-MRSA ST80 has been described ( 6 ). The European clone is associated mainly with skin and soft-tissue infections, but rarely causes other invasive infections such as bacteriemia or meningitis ( 3 , 4 ).