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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;10(1):121-4.

Panton-valentine leukocidin and staphyloccoccal skin infections in schoolchildren.

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Central Institute of the Valais Hospitals, Sion, Switzerland.

Abstract

The Panton-Valentine leukocidin is associated with staphylococcal skin and pulmonary infections. We describe a school outbreak of skin infections and the public health response to it. Nasal carriage of a Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive Staphylococcus aureus clone was detected only in previously ill classmates and their family members.

PMID:
15078606
PMCID:
PMC3322757
DOI:
10.3201/eid1001.030144
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