Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Simultaneous carriage of multiple genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus in childrenKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the Children s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Illinois, USA
J Med Microbiol 60:317-22. 2011..aureus was common. The significance of multiple carriage is yet to be determined, but this intraspecies interplay could be important to pathogenicity and virulence in S. aureus...
- Molecular surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in a neonatal intensive care unitKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL 61637, USA
Am J Infect Control 38:660-3. 2010..Molecular surveillance of S aureus provided useful information to improve infection control practices...
- Acquisition of high-level mupirocin resistance and its fitness cost among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains with low-level mupirocin resistanceKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Ilinois 61637, USA
J Clin Microbiol 47:4158-60. 2009..Our results suggest that acquisition of the plasmid conferring high-level mupirocin resistance was not necessarily associated with fitness cost in some MRSA recipients with low-level mupirocin resistance...
- Epidemiology of community-onset Staphylococcus aureus infections in pediatric patients: an experience at a Children's Hospital in central IllinoisKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and Children s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Illinois, USA
BMC Infect Dis 9:112. 2009..We sought to characterize the epidemiology of community-onset S. aureus infections in hospitalized children to assist local clinicians in providing appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy...
- Ventriculitis and choroid plexitis caused by multidrug-resistant Nocardia pseudobrasiliensisKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois College of Medicine of Peoria and Children s Hospital of Illinois, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:666-8. 2008..Difficulties establishing an etiologic diagnosis, inconsistencies of antibiotic susceptibility testing, and the side effects of various antimicrobials presented challenges to her treatment and eventual favorable outcome...
- Urine antigen detection of blastomycosis in pediatric patientsKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 61637, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:1076-8. 2006..For the first time, we report the effect of therapy on Blastomyces antigen clearance. In our experience, the urine antigen detection for B. dermatitidis is useful for diagnosis and follow up during therapy...
- A prospective study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children scheduled for elective surgeryRavindra K Vegunta
The Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL 61603, USA
J Pediatr Surg 44:1197-200; discussion 1200. 2009..Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of surgical wound infections. To obtain contemporary data on S aureus, we performed a prospective study of colonization and infection in children scheduled for elective surgical procedures...
- Novel non-mecA-containing staphylococcal chromosomal cassette composite island containing pbp4 and tagF genes in a commensal staphylococcal species: a possible reservoir for antibiotic resistance islands in Staphylococcus aureusKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:1823-36. 2004..In view of the fact that SCC-CI was found in a commensal species, it may represent a reservoir for sequences involved in genetic shuffling between staphylococci and may contribute to the diversity found in SCC elements...
- Severe Staphylococcus aureus infections caused by clonally related community-acquired methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant isolatesKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Clin Infect Dis 37:1050-8. 2003..Also, in all isolates, was a partial homolog of seo (seo'). The relationship among these patient isolates strengthens the assumption that CA-MRSA infections may be caused by isolates closely related to MSSA isolates...
- Blastomyces antigen detection for monitoring progression of blastomycosis in a pregnant adolescentMegan Tarr
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2007:89059. 2007..Urine antigen detection for blastomycosis can be useful for following progression of disease in patients with disseminated blastomycosis in both the intrapartum and postpartum periods...
- A novel methicillin-resistance cassette in community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates of diverse genetic backgroundsRobert S Daum
Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
J Infect Dis 186:1344-7. 2002..SCCmec type IV is present on the genome of CA-MRSA isolates. Its relatively small size and presence in isolates of diverse genetic backgrounds suggest that it may spread among S. aureus isolates...
- Surveillance for mupirocin resistance among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolatesKanokporn Mongkolrattanothai
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:993-4. 2008
- Community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus associated with antibiotic use and the cytotoxin Panton-Valentine leukocidin during a furunculosis outbreak in rural AlaskaHenry C Baggett
Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
J Infect Dis 189:1565-73. 2004..During a CO-MRSA skin infection outbreak in Alaska, we assessed risk factors for disease and whether a virulence factor, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), could account for the high rates of MRSA skin infection in this region...