The production of superantigenic exotoxins by coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from human skin lesions

Hisanori Akiyama, Osamu Yamasaki, Joji Tada, Jirô Arata

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Abstract

We examined the production of superantigenic exotoxins in 136 coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated from various skin lesions in humans using a reversed passive latex agglutination test (Denka Seiken). As a control we examined the same in 50 Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from non-infective skin ulcers in humans. Of the 136 strains of coagulase negative-staphylococci, 9 (6.6%) produced one or more identifiable exotoxins. In contrast, 21 (42%) out of the 50 S. aureus strains produced one or more identifiable exotoxins (P < 0.01). (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of dermatological science
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2000

Keywords

  • Coagulase negative-staphylococci
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Superantigenic exotoxin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology

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