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Characterization of three Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a 17-year-old female who died of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome.
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PMID:  20351214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the identification and characterization of three Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from throat and vaginal cultures, as well as from an axillary abscess, of a 17-year-old female who died of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome. The three S. aureus isolates were unrelated as determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The vaginal isolate was mecA, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, and staphylococcal enterotoxin B and C negative, toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 positive, and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec element (SCCmec) untypeable, which was consistent with the clinical and autopsy findings that death was due to tampon-related toxic shock syndrome.
Yi-Wei Tang; Eric Himmelfarb; Marcia Wills; Charles W Stratton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-06     Completed Date:  2010-08-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1974-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 4605 TVC, Nashville, TN 37232-5310, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / microbiology
Axilla / microbiology
Bacterial Proteins / genetics
Bacterial Toxins / genetics
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Cluster Analysis
DNA Fingerprinting
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Enterotoxins / genetics
Exotoxins / genetics
Fatal Outcome
Leukocidins / genetics
Menstrual Hygiene Products / adverse effects*
Pharynx / microbiology
Shock, Septic / microbiology*
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*,  microbiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*
Superantigens / genetics
Vagina / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Bacterial Toxins; 0/Enterotoxins; 0/Exotoxins; 0/Leukocidins; 0/Panton-Valentine leukocidin; 0/Superantigens; 0/enterotoxin F, Staphylococcal; 0/mecA protein, Staphylococcus aureus; 39424-53-8/enterotoxin B, staphylococcal; 39424-54-9/enterotoxin C, staphylococcal

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