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[Presence of enterotoxin C and toxic shock syndrome toxin--1 (TSST-1) genes in population of Staphylococcus aureus phage type 187].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Medycyna doświadczalna i mikrobiologia
Publication Date
Volume
58
Issue
3
Pages
191–198
Identifiers
PMID: 17340993
Source
Medline

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine whether Staphylococcus aureus of phage type 187 possess the genes of enterotoxins and toxic shock syndrom toxin. Sixteen phage type 187 strains were isolated from the hospital patients (12) and the carriers (4) in twelve medical centres in Poland during 1991 and 2005. Biotyping, phage typing, antibiotic susceptibility, detection of the genes of enterotoxins (sea--sed) and toxic shock syndrome toxin (tst) was tested. The results of this study showed that all staphylococci of phage type 187 belonged to the human biotype (A) and appeared to be sensitive to all of the tested antibiotics, including methicillin (MSSA). Almost all of them (93.8%) had the enterotoxin C gene and TSST-1 gene. This fact allows to consider them the strains of potentially high virulence.

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