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Panton-valentine leukocidin and staphyloccoccal skin infections in schoolchildren.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication types: Journal Article
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.
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use, Bacterial Toxins, Carrier State, Child, Chlorhexidine/therapeutic use, Disease Outbreaks, Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field, Exotoxins, Humans, Leukocidins/isolation & purification, Mupirocin/therapeutic use, Nasal Mucosa/microbiology, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Skin Diseases/epidemiology, Skin Diseases/microbiology, Staphylococcus aureus/genetics, Staphylococcus aureus/isolation & purification, Switzerland/epidemiology
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