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J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Aug;45(8):2704-7. Epub 2007 May 30.

Vaginal Staphylococcus aureus superantigen profile shift from 1980 and 1981 to 2003, 2004, and 2005.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota Medical School, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Room 960, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. schli001@umn.edu

Abstract

We determined vaginal Staphylococcus aureus superantigens. Staphylococci were quantified from tampons/diaphragms in 2003 to 2005, with counts compared to those determined in 1980 and 1981. In 2003 to 2005, more women were colonized than in 1980 and 1981 (23 versus 12%). Enterotoxins G and I and enterotoxin-like superantigens M and N declined, but enterotoxin-like superantigens K, L, and Q increased.

PMID:
17537948
PMCID:
PMC1951268
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02295-06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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