Epidemiology of skin and soft tissue pathogens circulating in Liguria in 2011

  • Erika Coppo | coppo@unige.it
  • Ramona Barbieri
  • Andrea Dusi
  • Marco Mori
  • David Usiglio
  • Luigi Carlo Bottaro
  • Paolo Piazzai
  • Luisa Santoriello
  • Agostina Ronca
  • Anna Marchese
  • Eugenio A. Debbia


This study was conduced during March-May 2011 with the collaboration of 4 clinical microbiology laboratories evenly distibuited across the Ligurian area to identify the most frequent pahogens isolates from skin and soft tissue infections and to evaluate their antibiotic susceptibility patterns. Overall, 213 consecutive, non duplicate strains were collected and sent to the coordinating laboratory.The most rappresented pathogens were: S. aureus (35.7%), P. aeruginosa (14%), E. coli (12.7%), Staphylococcus coaugulase negative (6.6%) and Enterococcus spp. (4.7%). The data indicate an increase of Gram negative compared to previous years, S. aureus remains the most common pathogen.The methicillin resistance in S. aureus was 43.4% and no one Enterococcus spp. resistant to vancomicin was found.



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Skin infections, MRSA, Antimicrobial agents
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Coppo, E., Barbieri, R., Dusi, A., Mori, M., Usiglio, D., Bottaro, L. C., Piazzai, P., Santoriello, L., Ronca, A., Marchese, A., & Debbia, E. A. (2012). Epidemiology of skin and soft tissue pathogens circulating in Liguria in 2011. Microbiologia Medica, 27(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2012.2318

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