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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.4135
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.888-891

Abstract

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.