Panton-Valentine leukocidin and biofilm production of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from respiratory tract

Aktas N. C., Erturan Z., Karatuna O., Yagci A. K.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.7, no.11, pp.888-891, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the first bacteria colonizing in cystic fibrosis (CF) respiratory tract and different virulence factors are responsible for disease progression. It is not clear if CF S. aureus strains are more virulent than strains isolated from non-CF patients.