Pediatric antibody response to community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infection is directed to panton-valentine leukocidin

Eric L. Brown, M. Gabriela Bowden, Rebecca S. Bryson, Kristina G. Hulten, Andrea S. Bordt, Andrea Forbes, Sheldon L. Kaplan

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Abstract

We examined the antibody responses of pediatric patients infected with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus isolates. The data show that patients infected with Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive strains developed a dominant immunoglobulin G anti-PVL antibody response that correlates with markers of inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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