COMPARISON OF TOXIN GENES IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATES OBTAINED FROM PATIENTS AND CARRIERS


MENGELOĞLU F. Z. , Cicek A. C. , Kocoglu E., Tas T., Bucak O., Guckan R.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.29, no.4, pp.659-664, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-664

Abstract

It is important to have information about virulence characteristics of S. aureus isolates obtained from the nasal cultures of carriers in terms of the capability to cause severe infections. In the present study, S. aureus isolates obtained from carriers and isolates obtained from clinical specimens, and which were determined as causative agents of infection, were compared in terms of the genes of staphylococcal enterotoxiiz A and 8 (sea and seb), TSST-I (tst), and PVL (pv1).