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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48(5):612-4. doi: 10.1086/597009.

Extreme pyrexia and rapid death due to Staphylococcus aureus infection: analysis of 2 cases.

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Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

Abstract

We describe unusual Staphylococcus aureus infections in 2 patients. The infections were characterized by extreme pyrexia and rapid death. Both causative organisms produced a deletion mutant form of toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 and variant enterotoxin C, which may have caused pyrexia and death.

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PMID:
19191649
PMCID:
PMC2771751
DOI:
10.1086/597009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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