We compared genotype and virulence gene profiles for strains from carriers with autologous invasive infection (n = 56), nasal isolates from matched carriers (n = 108), and invasive strains from noncarriers (n = 34). Superantigen gene profiles and presence of exfoliative toxin genes A and D were associated with clonal complex rather than with invasive disease.

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Keywords Bacteraemia, Clonal complexes, Staphylococcus aureus, Superantigen genes
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.08.021, hdl.handle.net/1765/17673
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van Trijp, M.J.C.A., Melles, D.C., Snijders, S.V., Wertheim, H.F.L., Verbrugh, H.A., van Belkum, A.F., & van Wamel, W.J.B.. (2009). Genotypes, superantigen gene profiles, and presence of exfoliative toxin genes in clinical methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 66(2), 222–224. doi:10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.08.021