Clinical correlates of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), PVL isoforms, and clonal complex in the Staphylococcus aureus population of Northern Australia

Steven Y Tong, Rachael A Lilliebridge, Emma J Bishop, Allen Cheuk-Seng Cheng, Deborah C Holt, Malcolm I McDonald, Philip M Giffard, Bart J Currie, Craig S Boutlis

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Regional differences in the prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) and PVL isoform-harboring strains as well as in the local population structure of Staphylococcus aureus may influence the clinical spectrum of S. aureus infections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760 - 769
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume202
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Tong, S. Y., Lilliebridge, R. A., Bishop, E. J., Cheng, A. C-S., Holt, D. C., McDonald, M. I., Giffard, P. M., Currie, B. J., & Boutlis, C. S. (2010). Clinical correlates of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), PVL isoforms, and clonal complex in the Staphylococcus aureus population of Northern Australia. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 202(5), 760 - 769. https://doi.org/10.1086/655396