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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/JCM.44.4.1555-1557.2006

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Microbiol

Publication Date

04/2006

Volume

44

Pages

1555 - 1557

Keywords

Bacteremia, Bacterial Typing Techniques, Carrier State, DNA, Bacterial, Enterotoxins, Humans, Multigene Family, Staphylococcal Infections, Staphylococcus aureus, Superantigens