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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1991 May;10(5):447-9.

Lipase versus teichoic acid and alpha-toxin as antigen in an enzyme immunoassay for serological diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus infections.

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Department of Bacteriology, National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland.

Abstract

Titres of IgG antibodies to Staphylococcus aureus lipase were analysed in 448 sera from patients suspected of having Staphylococcus aureus infections and the results compared to those for the routinely used staphylococcal antigens teichoic acid and alpha-toxin. The results indicated that determination of serum antibodies to lipase is a sensitive assay for serological diagnosis of staphylococcal infections and increased sensitivity may be achieved by selection of optimal antigen combinations.

PMID:
1874250
DOI:
10.1007/bf01968027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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