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Clonal distribution and differential occurrence of the enterotoxin gene cluster, egc, in carriage- versus bacteremia-associated isolates of Staphylococcus aureus.

Abstract:
The Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin gene cluster, egc, was detected in isolates from healthy individuals and in those from patients with bacteremia. The egc genes cooccur and are slightly enriched in strains from healthy carriers (present in 63.7% of carriage-associated isolates versus 52.9% of invasive isolates; P = 0.03). Multilocus sequence typing revealed that successful staphylococcal clones usually harbor the egc locus.

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van Belkum, A More by this author
Melles, DC More by this author
Snijders, SV More by this author
van Leeuwen, WB More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Journal of clinical microbiology
Volume:
44
Issue:
4
Pages:
1555-1557
Publication date:
2006-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1098-660X
ISSN:
0095-1137
URN:
uuid:ed763f23-0831-4033-9fb9-791accbf5580
Source identifiers:
68023
Local pid:
pubs:68023

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