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Studies on staphylococci from toxic shock syndrome in France, 1981-1983.
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PMID:  3973379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Staphylococci from 22 cases of toxic shock syndrome with onsets between 1981 and March 1983 have been studied. Another four cases were detected by abstract surveillance. Three of these patients died. The case histories show that the syndrome occurs in women during menstruation as well as in males and in children, and is associated with Staphylococcus aureus infections. The production of enterotoxins (A, B, C) and toxic shock toxin by S. aureus isolates from toxic shock syndrome was investigated. Twenty-two of the 23 isolates were found to be toxigenic: 7 produced enterotoxin A, 8 produced enterotoxin B, 3 produced enterotoxin C and 13 produced toxic shock toxin. The latter was found with enterotoxin A in five cases, and with enterotoxins A and B in only one case. Sixty-three percent of 46 S. aureus strains isolated from the vagina of patients with diseases other than toxic shock syndrome produced toxin; eight of these strains produced toxic shock toxin.
A K Melconian; J Fleurette; Y Brun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hygiene     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0022-1724     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hyg (Lond)     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-02     Completed Date:  1985-04-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375374     Medline TA:  J Hyg (Lond)     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Enterotoxins / biosynthesis
Middle Aged
Shock, Septic / microbiology*
Staphylococcus aureus / classification,  drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Time Factors
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