Panton-Valentine Leukocidin and Staphyloccoccal Skin Infections in Schoolchildren1
Published Date:Jan 2004
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 10(1):121-124.
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Toxins. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin
Description:The Panton-Valentine leukocidin is associated with staphylococcal skin and pulmonary infections. We describe a school outbreak of skin infections and the public health response to it. Nasal carriage of a Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus clone was detected only in previously ill classmates and their family members.
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